(Here I am with Steven Bell and Corinne Hill!)
Got a great opportunity to arrange for Steven Bell (Associate Temple University Librarian/ Library Journal Columnist) and Corinne Hill (Library Journal’s 2014 Librarian of the Year and Chattanooga Public Library Director) to hold an all day workshop/presentation at the 2015 Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association (MLA/DLA) Conference in Ocean City, Maryland)!
The title of the program was Remarkable Leadership and Risk Taking in Modern Librarianship!
Steven Bell gave an outstanding workshop in which he highlighted Remarkable Leadership. His workshop finds its genesis in the work of Karol Wasylyshyn and her book Behind the Executive Door.
Which type of leader are you?
You could be a Remarkable Leader (such as Mother Theresa), a Toxic Leader (such as Richard Nixon), or somewhere in between is the Perilous Leader (Steve Jobs).
(Steven Bell in full presentation mode stressing Mother Theresa (on the slide) as a Remarkable Leader)
How to become a Remarkable Leader?
Total Brian Leadership (TBL) + Emotional Intelligence (EI) + Productive Narcissim (PN)= Remarkable Leadership.
Also, what’s your Personal Mission Statement? You’ll want to read Steven Bell’s Library Journal Articles on Remarkable Leadership and Personal Mission Statement for further information. See Steven Bell’s Diigo Leadership Links for additional resources.
Corinne Hill thoroughly presented on what is happening with the Chattanooga Public Library.
(Corinne Hill presenting on the Chattanooga Public Library)
What are some things Hill is doing to be the best library leader she can be?
Read a lot ! Hill suggests reading WSJ and Harvard Business Review. This is in addition to books on the latest trends in business.
Follow what is going on in the wider profession including internationally! This includes learning what the library world is doing in such innovative countries such as Finland and Denmark.
Support your staff and allow them to soar! This also means assembling the right people and putting them in the right roles!
Get out of the library from time to time and connect with the wider community in non-library venues (i.e going to events at the symphony)!