Customer Experience · Librarianship · Programming · Public libraries · Technology

Meditation on Makerspaces, Missions, and other Matters

Note: This post grew out of an email exchange with colleagues who voiced legitimate questions and concerns about whether makerspaces were an appropriate choice for their library system.   The following is my slightly edited (for grammar and clarity) response. Colleagues, I agree with you that having a “makerspace” (i.e. designating a specific space to… Continue reading Meditation on Makerspaces, Missions, and other Matters

Coaching · Effectiveness · Emotional Intelligence · Influence · Keynotes · Leadership · Mindfulness · Presentations · Webinars

Lead the Change: Create Your Career Roadmap: Slides, Script, and Handouts

11/7/15 UPDATE — Archived presentation now available online: This week I was honored to be the opening speaker for Library Journal’s new Lead the Change Leadership Academy. My presentation focused on how to develop emotional and social intelligence competencies, how to use a basic coaching model to increase one’s effectiveness, and how to use the… Continue reading Lead the Change: Create Your Career Roadmap: Slides, Script, and Handouts

Influence · Leadership · Training · Webinars

Now available: “Influence When You Have No Power or Authority” Webinar Recording and Slides

The recording for my webinar, “Influence When You Have No Power or Authority” is now available on the Utah State Library’s Training site. Webinar Description: Regardless of whether you have a great deal of positional power or authority or none at all, you can exert meaningful influence and help bring about the future you prefer. Using… Continue reading Now available: “Influence When You Have No Power or Authority” Webinar Recording and Slides

Emotional Intelligence · Health · Learning · Self-Care · Sleep

Want to be healthier, smarter, more creative? Get some sleep!

I’ve written about the importance of sleep before.  The research suggesting that sleep is vital to our health — physical, psychological, cognitive, and emotional health — could reach from here to the moon and back if you started piling it up. Here is the latest in a long series of articles that I routinely bookmark:… Continue reading Want to be healthier, smarter, more creative? Get some sleep!

Influence · Keynotes · Leadership · Speaking

Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Library Association Leadership Institute, August 9, 2013

Here is the slidedeck from Purposeful Influence, my Keynote at Connecticut Library Association Leadership Institute University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT August 9. 2013.  You can download the slidedeck (with full text of talk in notes field) at Slideshare. Purposeful Influence: Keynote at Connecticut Library Association Leadership Institute, August 9. 2013