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Top Ten Traits of Great Library Leaders. As we approach the end of 2012, I thought I’d get back to my theme for the year – Library Leadership.

Top Ten Traits of Great Library Leaders

In order to be a great leader, a person must possess and demonstrate certain characteristics, or traits of leadership. Here are 10 that should be at the top of anyone’s list who is striving to become a great library leader. I have written before about library leaders needing to be visionary (Being “The Library” Again, Many 21st Century Library Directors Are NOT Librarians, and Go Big or Go Home!). That point can not be over emphasized. The School Library Media Specialist: Overview.

The teacher librarian must be a strong leader in the learning community.

The School Library Media Specialist: Overview

This leadership should be reflecting in all aspects of the school library media program. Leadership involves accountability, administration, and advocacy. Accountability. Whether selecting websites for a science pathfinder or purchasing new equipment, the teacher librarian should always be thinking about accountability. What's the impact of this activity? Administration. The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age. Part of a series of case studies produced by Digital Promise examining the work of members in our League of Innovative Schools.

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age

Click here for more info on the League. To stay up to date on future case studies, sign up for our email newsletter. SLR School Librarians as Technology Integration Leaders V15. School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts. Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership. Phil Jackson's 11 Principle's of Mindful Leadership. Phil Jackson, considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Basketball Association, has won 11 titles as a coach.

Phil Jackson's 11 Principle's of Mindful Leadership

The most in NBA history. Eleven Rings is a memoir that, for me, is more about leadership and relationships than basketball. Jackson's principles are worth taking a look at. They support the idea that a leader's job is to build leaders at all levels. You could take back to your organization and put into practice today any one of the following 11 principles: 1. Types of Leadership Styles: An Essential Guide. By Murray Johannsen. (March 9, 2014). Feel free to connect with the author by Linkedin, Google+ or by email. This article lists 20 different leadership styles. With each style is a short definition designed to highlight the essential makeup of each leadership style. Styles Overview. Brewster Kahle: A free digital library. Leadership style. A leadership style is a leader's style of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people.

Leadership style

[citation needed] There are many different leadership styles that can be exhibited by leaders in the political, business or other fields. Authoritarian[edit] The authoritarian leadership style keep main emphasis on the distinction of the authoritarian leader and their followers, these types of leaders make sure to only create a distinct professional relationship. Direct supervision is what they believe to be key in maintaining a successful environment and follower ship. 10 brey cassiano. 13 Common Leadership Styles (and When to Use Them) By Kendra Cherry Updated December 03, 2015.

13 Common Leadership Styles (and When to Use Them)

A leadership style refers to a leader's characteristic behaviors when directing, motivating, guiding and managing groups of people. Great leaders can inspire political movements and social change. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. 10 Leadership Tips from Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple AAPL +0.87% and Pixar was an iconic leader who invented the Macintosh computer, a PC for the masses.

10 Leadership Tips from Steve Jobs

He went on to create the music players and mobile phones that everyone loved, and his tiny cellphones were packed with so much processing power, they operated like miniature Macs. With a foray into computer animations with Pixar, he developed Toy Story, such a high quality movie that industry-leader Disney snapped up the company. Jobs’ final innovation was the iPad, tablet computer to displace the PC. The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age. Leadership in a Digital Age.

The increasingly digital context brings challenges and opportunities for librarians, library staff, archivists, and museum professionals.

Leadership in a Digital Age

New roles and the competencies required to perform them are evolving. One overriding role for all of us is that of the leader. The complexity of the changes we experience leads to many unfamiliar situations in which deep learning is necessary to successfully work through the problems and challenges. Scholar Warren Bennis calls these “crucible” experiences. Libraries today are rich with such experiences. In late March, I served as a faculty member for the first Harvard Graduate School of Education Library Leadership in a Digital Age institute. The conceptual domain includes such abilities as creativity and critical thinking, while the specialist area includes deep knowledge of a discipline and literacy. Competencies in self-management, a relatively new competency framework, include risk-taking and a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

Fastcompany. You don’t need an MP3 player, a turntable, or a CD player to listen to Tristan Perich’s new album, Noise Patterns.


All you need is a pair of headphones—"not earbuds," says the composer—and a willingness to hear music in noise. The 34-year-old Perich’s compositions push the border between white noise and electronic music, frequently straddling the two as if the static on your old television started emitting a strangely beautiful pattern of sound. But Perich doesn’t just compose music: His music is the instrument itself. Leadership Styles. Lessons in Leadership A leadership guide featuring step-by-step how-tos, Wall Street Journal stories and video interviews with CEOs.

Leadership Styles

Adapted from “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Management” by Alan Murray, published by Harper Business. Leadership is less about your needs, and more about the needs of the people and the organization you are leading. The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs. His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company.

Along the way he helped to transform seven industries: personal computing, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, retail stores, and digital publishing. He thus belongs in the pantheon of America’s great innovators, along with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Walt Disney. None of these men was a saint, but long after their personalities are forgotten, history will remember how they applied imagination to technology and business. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” —Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997 In the months since my biography of Jobs came out, countless commentators have tried to draw management lessons from it. Focus. Why Are American Colleges Obsessed With 'Leadership'? - Tara Isabella Burton. Earlier this month, more than 700,000 students submitted the Common Application for college admissions.

They sent along academic transcripts and SAT scores, along with attestations of athletic or artistic success and—largely uniform—bodies of evidence speaking to more nebulously-defined characteristics: qualities like—to quote the Harvard admissions website—“maturity, character, leadership, self-confidence, warmth of personality, sense of humor, energy, concern for others and grace under pressure.” Why are American colleges so interested in leadership? On the Harvard admissions website quoted above, leadership is listed third: just after two more self-evident qualities. What is Leadership? - Leadership Skills Training from © iStockphotodmitry_7 Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right. – Professor Warren G. Bennis Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight D.

Eisenhower The word "leadership" can bring to mind a variety of images. For example: A political leader, pursuing a passionate, personal cause. Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. There’s No Such Thing as Library Leadership. Library Leadership & Management. What Is Leadership? Credit: Liviu Ionut Pantelimon/Shutterstock.