Here is the slidedeck from my recent keynote, Influence When You Have No Power or Authority, given at the University of Rhode Island GSLIS Conference in Kingston, Rhode Island, March 23, 2013. Note that the text of my talk is available in the notes field of the powerpoint which can be downloaded from Slideshare.
Louise Whitaker, Coordinator Training & Staff Development, Pioneer Library System
I’ve read through the book twice, and I’m sure I’ll be going back to it again and again. The book is a must have for anyone doing training and staff development. But at heart I think the book is a primer on leadership, which happens to overlay neatly with the skills and mindset required to be an effective teacher/facilitator. Strategic thinking, listening, big-picture thinking, partnering, engaging and empowering others– these are the themes that emerge and re-emerge in conversations throughout the book. I highly recommend it!
I am honored to have been included in Allen County Public Library’s Conversation Series, “a collection of interviews about the future of libraries, technology and the role we play in shaping the libraries of tomorrow.” Thank you to ACPL’s Sean Robinson and Kay Gregg for inviting me to participate in the series and for creating such a beautifully produced video.