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Toronto Public Library Board balks at 10 per cent budget cut

Toronto Public Library Board balks at 10 per cent budget cut | Working | Scoop.it
Last night, in its final meeting of the year, the Toronto Public Library Board approved a cut of 5.9 per cent to its 2012 operating budget. The 2012 budget now stands at just over $164 million, though more cuts may be on the way.
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Increase Workplace Flexibility and Boost Performance

Increase Workplace Flexibility and Boost Performance | Working | Scoop.it
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

Why Business Leaders Are Obsessed With This Ancient Military Guide | Working | Scoop.it
“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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Dave Goldberg: How Do You Help Employees Thrive? Just Ask.

Dave Goldberg:  How Do You Help Employees Thrive?  Just Ask. | Working | Scoop.it
Hemingway had it mostly right: When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. I'd actually take it a step further: most people never ask.
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Photos: Freedom to Read Week

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From Halifax to Gabriola Island, more than 60 Freedom to Read Week events took place across Canada last week.
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Library Lovers and Information Omnivores: Meet the Most Avid Library Patrons

Library Lovers and Information Omnivores: Meet the Most Avid Library Patrons | Working | Scoop.it
Nearly a third of Americans have “high engagement” with their local libraries, and some 39% more have “medium engagement,” according to a new and lengthy report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me a Job

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me a Job | Working | Scoop.it
Collegefeed, a California startup, has developed a computerized job matching system that caters to the special needs of college students, recent graduates and employers looking for educated, entry-level workers.
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Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give

Your Employees Want the Negative Feedback You Hate to Give | Working | Scoop.it
Would you rather hear positive feedback about your performance or suggestions for improvement?
For the last two weeks, we’ve been compiling data on this question, and on people’s general attitudes toward feedback, both positive and corrective.
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Join Our Mindful At Work Challenge To Supercharge Your Life And Career In 2014

Join Our Mindful At Work Challenge To Supercharge Your Life And Career In 2014 | Working | Scoop.it
When you think of your typical workday, what springs to mind first? Do you picture an overflowing inbox, multitasking and rushing to meet your deadlin...
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Robert 'Reb' Rebele: How To Make The Most Of Your Time Off

Robert 'Reb' Rebele:  How To Make The Most Of Your Time Off | Working | Scoop.it
Research is beginning to show that we need to be much smarter about what we actually do when we manage to get away from the office. Instead of simply "switching off," we need to learn how to switch among a variety of modes.
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Drive Performance by Focusing on Routine Decisions

Drive Performance by Focusing on Routine Decisions | Working | Scoop.it
Process is about action. When we talk about processes, we’re talking about everything an organization does in its ongoing operations.
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Banish Burnout

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Since she fainted from exhaustion five years ago, Arianna Huffington has become the poster girl for executive wellbeing. The founder of The Huffington...
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The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013 | Working | Scoop.it
It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three?
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The Heretic’s Guide to Getting More Done

The Heretic’s Guide to Getting More Done | Working | Scoop.it
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

Hacking your career plans: independent information professionals | Working | Scoop.it
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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How To Truly Be More Productive

How To  Truly  Be More Productive | Working | Scoop.it
By Katie Golde
Quick reality check: We live in a busy world where a million things are happening at once. For many of us, multitasking is a way t...
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Arianna Huffington Discusses Her New Book Thrive With Barbara Walters

Arianna Huffington Discusses Her New Book Thrive With Barbara Walters | Working | Scoop.it
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Arianna Huffington’s latest book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder officiall...
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Jonathan Lethem and Gary Panter speak out against the NYPL plan » MobyLives

Jonathan Lethem and Gary Panter speak out against the NYPL plan » MobyLives | Working | Scoop.it
Library advocacy groups like Library Lovers League and Citizens Defending Libraries or ordinary humans of New York like Matthew Zadrozny aren't the only ones who are rallying to prevent the NYPL's Central Library Plan from moving forward---famous writers and artists…
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This Surprising Public Library Was Just Named The Nation's Best

This Surprising Public Library Was Just Named The Nation's Best | Working | Scoop.it
A new study from a German university has ranked the world's top urban public library systems, rendering some surprising results. Coming out on top among U.S.
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Defending your chosen profession to friends, family, and complete strangers

Defending your chosen profession to friends, family, and complete strangers | Working | Scoop.it
Today’s post was supposed to be a fluffy list of librarian-centric movies you could work into a nice Netflix binge on your last weekend or two before the spring semester starts up. I had actually started to compile a nice little list for you.
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The Key To Quashing Employee Cynicism

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The antidote to employee cynicism is an inspirational leader, according to a recent study.
This is important to know, considering cynicism makes p...
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Jacob Morgan: Should Management and Leadership Be Separated?

Jacob Morgan:  Should Management and Leadership Be Separated? | Working | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? What makes a great manager? Should the two be separated?
Read more: Leadership, Video, Future of Work, Third Metric, Management, Jacob Morgan, Business News
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Change Your Intention to Focus Your Attention

Change Your Intention to Focus Your Attention | Working | Scoop.it
With busy schedules and to-do lists that carry us from hour to hour without much time to breathe, it’s rare that we stop to reflect on our motivations.
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How did it get to be ‘OK’ for people to be late for everything?

How did it get to be ‘OK’ for people to be late for everything? | Working | Scoop.it
Greg Savage discusses a matter that is near and dear to my heart, namely, the importance of punctuality.
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The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership | Working | Scoop.it
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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