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 … Continue reading Stop Wasting Your Failures! Plan for Intelligent Failure
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8480171&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Two questions that can change your life from Daniel Pink on Vimeo. What's my sentence? In one sentence state what lasting impression you want to leave on the world. For day to day motivation - Was I better today than yesterday?
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 … Continue reading Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians
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 … Continue reading Want Innovation? Get Out of the Way
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 … Continue reading How to Learn From Failure
The issue of control comes up over and over again when we talk about the online world. It recently it came up at Internet Librarian in many different ways, including: How do I stop a staff member from wasting time on Facebook? How do we control what staff are saying online? Management wants everything posted … Continue reading Control is an Illusion You Need to Let Go
This is great slideshow by Buffy Hamilton on change. I love that it emphasizes that you don't have to throw away everything and starting anew. Rather adding new tools and technology to what you are currently doing. Pivot Points for Change: Libraries and Librarians Using Web 2.0 to Connect, Create, and Collaboratehttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=pivotpointsforlibrariesandlibrarians-090913204908-phpapp02&stripped_title=pivot-points-for-libraries-and-librarians View more presentations … Continue reading Pivot Points for Change