"These exercises assess your ability to apply critical management skills to identify and solve key organizational problems. Distinct from IQ, managerial intelligence can improve through assessment, learning, and practice."
"This quiz asks 24 questions and will take less than five minutes to complete. Try not to think too hard -- just go with your first thought when describing your daily activities and interests. By the end, you may have some new insights into the way you think. "
"The Library Leadership and Management Association advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders."
"This toolkit guides you through Design Thinking so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges within the library. Design thinking or human-centered design, is all about starting with people-the users that visit your library."
"This series of webinars explain, step by step, how to use the “turning outward” approach created by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. The approach emphasizes taking steps to better understand communities; changing processes and thinking to make conversations more community-focused; becoming more proactive to community issues; and putting community aspirations first."
The Orton Foundation believes the success of communities lies in the hands of their residents. Their website includes a list of community engagement resources including the Community Heart & Soul Field Guide with step by step details of the four phase Community Heart & Soul methodology that was researched and developed over a decade,
Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy: The Follower and more...
Amanda Bjorn's has developed a leadership lesson using TEDEd Video from Derek Sivers' YouTube Channel. This leadership lesson is based on a video clip of a shirtless dancing guy. Watch the dancing guy create a movement, from start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and listen as Derek Sivers dissects some fascinating lessons about leaders and followers.
"The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations."
"The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity."
"The ARL Leadership Fellows program is an executive leadership program designed and sponsored by ARL member libraries that offers an opportunity for development of future senior-level leaders in large research libraries. The program exposes and engages library staff who have the desire and potential for leadership at ARL libraries to themes and institutions that will enhance their preparedness."
"The Foraker Group serves as the state association and nonprofit capacity building organization for nonprofits and tribes across Alaska." Foraker Leadership Summits begin by looking at the changes occurring in Alaska and then focus on identifying the organizational changes that need to take place.
"The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit that teaches, coaches and inspires people and organizations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together."
PNLA Leads! The Pacific Northwest Library "Association (PNLA) Leadership Institute is designed to provide opportunities for emerging library leaders in the Pacific Northwest to cultivate their leadership skills and potential."
The PLA Leadership Academy is designed to empower participants with the knowledge necessary to be innovative and successful leaders of change.
Developing Library Leaders
by Robert D. Stueart; Maureen Sullivan
Publication Date: 2010-05-01
In their highly practical new How-To-Do-It Manual, authors Robert D. Stuart, the former Dean Emeritus of Simmons College's Graduate School of Library and Information Science and Maureen Sullivan, a leadership expert with over thirty years experience delivering consulting and training services to libraries and other information services, will help you identify the essential concepts and goals behind great leadership, and effectively implement each one into your library's organizational structure.
From Values to Action
by Harry M. Kraemer
Publication Date: 2011-04-19
Harry M. Kraemer, is a respected former CEO, professor, and speaker. From Values to Action examines what it takes to become a values based leader.
Leadership Basics for Librarians and Information Professionals
by G. Edward Evans; Patricia Layzell Ward
Publication Date: 2007-02-06
"Leadership Basics for Librarians and Information Professionals will aid future leaders in making appropriate choices and decisions in response to and in anticipation of the competition."
In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way -- and it's the complete opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be lead, and people can be inspired.
In this unconventional management text, author Dr. Susan Carol Curzon presents a different take on traditional library management tools. Through personal narrative and anecdotes from other working professionals, Curzon presents the many everyday challenges one meets as a library manager: The unwritten rules, strategies, and bits of wisdom only learned on-the-job Behavioral nuances Political strategies Mentor-like advice Subtle communication codes Regardless of the professional setting, management is management and wisdom is wisdom. What Every Library Director Should Know is the insider s view of vital actions, behaviors, and strategies needed to succeed in every type of library."
Since its original publication in 1995, The Courageous Follower has been put on reading lists everywhere from corporations and the military to unions and churches. This guide helps transform passive followers into active players who can help right leadership wrongs and support and foster a values-based organization.
"The article focuses on "authentic" leadership, consisting of people who find their own voice rather than emulating those perceived to be good leaders. The article details research done to discover how leaders developed their leadership abilities and interviews with 125 leaders in profit and nonprofit enterprises."
"he article discusses library leadership and provides reasons why some U.S. library leaders fail. Topics discussed include the failure of some library leaders to communicate their vision for success to library employees, the revealing of confidential information by library leaders, and library leaders' inability to make decisions."
"In his research at nearly 200 large, global companies, Coleman found that truly effective leaders are distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence. Without it, a person can have first-class training, an incisive mind, and an endless supply of good ideas, but he still won't be a great leader. The chief components of emotional intelligence--self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill--can sound unbusinesslike, but Goleman, co-chair of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, based at Rutgers University, found direct ties between emotional intelligence and measurable business results. "
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized as leadership expert and is a major contributor to the N2Growrth Blog which is written by leaders for leaders. The N2Growth blog offers practical leadership advice and covers topics such as leading with grace and conviction and applying power appropriately.