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Stop Wasting Your Failures! Plan for Intelligent Failure

03.29.2010 · Posted in Best Practices, Change

It's all fine and good to say learn from your failures, but how?  First you need to acknowledge that they will happen.  Especially right now in the current economy.  Rita McGrath notes: Despite widespread recognition that challenging times place unpredictable demands on people and businesses, I still run across many managers who would prefer to ...

Is Good Enough good enough?

09.02.2009 · Posted in Best Practices, Libraries, Worst Practices

I don't know, but it's what I'm thinking about thanks to Jason Griffey Think about the services in your library, and the amount of effort and resources poured into making your services as good as they can possibly be. What if good enough is really enough, and instead we should be expanding our range of ...

How social media can hurt your library

We've all seen warnings and stories about people getting fired from their jobs because of status updates or photos on social medial sites like Twitter, Facebook and blogs. CNN is has a new one with some social networking don'ts 1. Don't announce interviews, raises or new jobs 2. Don't badmouth your current or previous employer ...

Freedom, Responsibility and Culture

08.06.2009 · Posted in Best Practices, Innovation

This is a great slideshow from Netflix*  for salaried employees which discusses nine values which should be embraced: Judgement Communication Impact Curiosity Passion Innovation Courage Honesty Selflessness It's long and parts may be controversia,l but it makes some great points about what it takes to create the culture you want in your organization and it's ...