Stop Wasting Your Failures! Plan for Intelligent Failure

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 avoid the logical conclusion that stems from this: failure is … Continue reading Stop Wasting Your Failures! Plan for Intelligent Failure

Two Questions That Can Change Your Life From Daniel Pink

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? Continue reading Two Questions That Can Change Your Life From Daniel Pink

Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians

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 original 9 pivot points of change for school librarians. Instead of … Continue reading Pivot Points For Change: Libraries And Librarians

Want Innovation? Get Out of the Way

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 article, attends a presentation, has a conversation over coffee and … Continue reading Want Innovation? Get Out of the Way

Control is an Illusion You Need to Let Go

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 online (Twitter, Facebook, blogs etc) to go through PR. We … Continue reading Control is an Illusion You Need to Let Go

Pivot Points for Change

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 from Buffy Hamilton. Continue reading Pivot Points for Change