Cancel that meeting!

Cancel that meeting!

There are probably as many good reasons to cancel a meeting as there are to have one in the first place but, unfortunately, we usually go ahead with them anyway. And, thus develops your meetings’ reputation as boring, pointless, time-wasting exercises in futility....
Five Secrets to Hiring Welll

Five Secrets to Hiring Welll

The ad was out long enough, the applications came piling in, and the interviews are over. Okay, then why are you hanging back and not making that final decision? If you’re afraid you might choose the wrong person, you’re right, you might. The decision to bring someone...
Don’t Solve Problems

Don’t Solve Problems

Let’s see, you’ve been promoted to team leader and, along with your new title, you get a lot of new perks, right? You get the best parking space, you get the opportunity to impact change and share ideas and you get to solve all the problems that come up yourself....
Tips for Managing Your Boss

Tips for Managing Your Boss

I do a lot of training and development for bosses — new bosses, old bosses, happy bosses, ticked-off bosses, bosses who listen and want to get better at their jobs, and … the rest of them. This latter portion is what we’ll call (with a nod to the TV show Lost) “the...
Tell me something NEW about resumes

Tell me something NEW about resumes

For any position, a hiring manager might receive dozens or even hundreds of resumes. Her first job is to weed through them. She makes a separate pile of candidates she might want to learn more about — those lucky few who will get an interview. But she’s likely to...
Can I really write a grant?

Can I really write a grant?

You’ve got a lot of great ideas for new ways you could serve your community, but with tight budgets and even tighter resources, it’s hard to imagine finding the funding to implement them. But even if you can’t stretch your library budget, that doesn’t mean you’re out...