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The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

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Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognized by now that successful organizations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership.
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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records

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Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library), a thriving community hub that looks more like a bookstore than a library.

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The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

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To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop two filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.
Filter 1: protect yourself from others.
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CEOs, Get to Know Your Rivals

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In an interview, Cisco CEO John Chambers once remarked on his intimate knowledge of rival CEOs. He claimed that based on this insight he could anticipate their market moves one or even two steps in advance.
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The Former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather on Personal Branding

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Shelly Lazarus has been building brands at Ogilvy & Mather for more than 40 years.  When she joined the agency in 1971, she was one of few women in the advertising field.  Twenty-six years later, having steered successful branding efforts for...
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The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

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A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created.
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The Dangers of Confidence

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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor at University College London, on how confidence masks incompetence. For more, read Confidence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt.
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Relax, You Have 168 Hours This Week

Relax, You Have 168 Hours This Week | Working | Scoop.it
There are 168 hours in a week; this is immutable truth.  That sounds like a lot, but is it really enough time to cover the demands of a successful career, family involvement, and everything else that makes up a fulfilling life?
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Strategy’s No Good Unless You End Up Somewhere New

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Innovation isn’t always strategic, but strategy making sure as heck better be innovative. By definition, strategy is about allocating resources today to secure a better tomorrow.
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3 Problems Talking Can’t Solve

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Constructive conversations are a vital part of any leader’s job description. But the importance of conversation and communication as a leadership skill is something that can often go unexamined.
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Conflict Can Jeopardize Your Health

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People who said in response to a survey that they “often” or “always” experienced conflicts with people in their lives were 2 to 3 times more likely than average to be dead 11 years later, according to a Danish study of nearly 10,000 middle-aged...
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Increase Workplace Flexibility and Boost Performance

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The potential benefits of workplace variability are numerous — increased morale, motivation, and the ability to attract and retain talent — yet many managers don’t know where to start.
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College Grads Are Taking High School Grads’ Jobs and Delivering Better Results

College Grads Are Taking High School Grads’ Jobs and Delivering Better Results | Working | Scoop.it
A new CareerBuilder survey found that a college degree is more valuable than ever — both for job applicants and the employers who hire them.
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Why Business Leaders Are Obsessed With This Ancient Military Guide

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“All warfare is based on deception.”
“The general who understands war is the Minister of the people’s fate and arbiter of the nation’s de...
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5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day

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Most of us arrive at the office as groggy and tired, leading to an unfocused start to the day. Here's how to arrive ready to go.

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Collaborate Across Teams, Silos, and Even Companies

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Everywhere I turn right now, I hear leaders talking about their need for collaborative leadership. It’s being identified as the fundamental differentiator in achieving strategic objectives.
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Why You Need Project Management

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I saw a whole bunch of family and friends I don’t get to see very often not long ago, and naturally many of them asked me what I’m taking for classes this summer.
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Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History

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Organization as machine – this imagery from our industrial past continues to cast a long shadow over the way we think about management today. It isn’t the only deeply-held and rarely examined notion that affects how organizations are run.
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Why Managers and HR Don’t Get Along

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Have you ever noticed how ambivalent line managers are about the Human Resources function?
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How the Next Generation Is Approaching Society’s Biggest Problems

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Though governments around the world have mounted massive campaigns to address poverty, expensive (and poor) healthcare, crime, and ineffective education, daunting challenges remain.
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Hack Your Image of Libraries as Place

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Rain Garden Reading Room, Hunt Library
Last semester, members of my ALA Student Chapter joined a public tour of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Most Work Conflicts Aren’t Due to Personality

Most Work Conflicts Aren’t Due to Personality | Working | Scoop.it
Conflict happens everywhere, including in the workplace. When it does, it’s tempting to blame it on personalities.  But more often than not, the real underlying cause of workplace strife is the situation itself, rather than the people involved.
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Find Quiet (and Maybe Even Peace) at Work

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My uncle has a farm in Meriwether County, Georgia. When I was a kid, I spent weekends there camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. It was my place to wonder and wander.
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The Fussy Librarian Wants to Help You Find Your Next Book

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The Fussy Librarian is the first website to match readers not only with the genre of books they like, but also their preferences about content. It already has more than 12,000 subscribers since launching last fall.
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The Heretic’s Guide to Getting More Done

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Are you working endlessly but not accomplishing all you want? Mystified that continuous attention to work is not resulting in satisfactory progress toward your goals? So focused on work that you’re not thinking about or doing much else?
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Hacking your career plans: independent information professionals

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This post came about as a result of combining in my mind the following four things: A conversation about possible directions of big legal research sites (Lexis and Westlaw, specifically but hypothetically)*, now that there are so many reliable...
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