Things that are worth saving.

There are certain environments that we cherish and preserve such as national parks and beaches. We value and fight for our personal freedom. We hold on to our culture and what makes us unique. These are all important to us, but what about the environment of the mind. How hard do we fight for libraries? …

Transformation, how does it happen?

It doesn’t matter want you are trying to transform, the start of the process is exactly the same. 1. Stop what you are doing. 2. Understand and accept that this process has ended. 3. Insight: Take time to look back and understand what has ended and why.

Creativity, where does it come from?

[slideshare id=3328154&doc=creativebeast-100303124049-phpapp02] What does creativity do? 1. Solves problems 2. Generates new ideas 3. Gives new perspectives Thinking without action is not creativity. If you want your staff to innovate and grow then nurture creativity.

Leaders need to understand how others listen before they speak

How are people listening to you? People hear things differently, understanding how they listen is as important as the message. Carl Jung defines listeners into for categories. Thinking types: Those who are listening for the idea. Intuitive types: Those who are listening for the vision. Sensate types: Those who are listening for the plan. Feeling …

What kind of leader are you?

(The Berlin Wall was here) My friend Michael Stephens took this photo. It was a reminder that great leaders identify and remove obstacles rather than build them. Are you building walls or opening new pathways for your patrons and staff?

Short video showing our site visit to CML

[youtube bU64j9SDIJw] This was filmed on a Vado flip camera and then edited in iMovie. The sound track was added with Garageband. This is the first video I have shot with the Vado and I love the video quality. The camera is very small so stability is an issue and in the future I would …