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Archive for the ‘Change’ Category

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 ...

Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians

03.04.2010 · Posted in Change

The fabulous Buffy Hamilton gave her Pivot Points of Change presentation at my library's Staff Day last week.  The points were inspired by post from Seth Godin in which he states changing everything is too difficult. Buffy applied this to libraries and librarians for the 9 pivot points of change.  This is a slightly modified version of  her ...

Want Innovation? Get Out of the Way

02.10.2010 · Posted in Change, Innovation

We hear a lot about innovation and change these days. Everyone is talking about it, every is doing it, or at least trying to. There's a problem though, change and innovation require more than lip service. Declaring that you are innovative does not make it so. You know what I'm talking about, someone reads an ...

How to Learn From Failure

02.09.2010 · Posted in Change

So often when talking about innovation or change we hear someone say don't be afraid to fail. That is harder than it sounds, I mean really; who wants to fail? Who wants to stand up in front of a group, no matter how big or how small and admit they were wrong. I know some ...