Tag Archives: leadership

Thinking about retirement

I’ve been thinking about retirement. Not mine, everyone else’s. Quite a few of my senior team will retire in the next 10 years, and some may leave before that of course. One has already signalled she’ll retire in 2020. Succession … Continue reading

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When communication fails

I got involved in a coversation today around lack of communication. I’m not going to bother going into great detail, and some of you will know what sparked this, but I do want to say a couple of things. Talk to … Continue reading

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If you are a leader

Some days your heart will feel like this: and some days it will feel like this: You need to learn to cope with both because not every day can be awesome, and not all decisions are easy. Share

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This leopard changed her spots

Years ago I did the MBTI test as part of a leadership programme and came out as an INTJ. The Introvert score could not have been higher, and the Thinker was very strong too. People who knew me well agreed … Continue reading

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Kindness was my 2014 word

I don’t very often post the same thing on my personal and professional blogs but in this instance it fits. Every year I choose a word that is my keystone. In previous years I have had – mapping, balance, determined … Continue reading

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Do you know your purpose?

I was reading a Cody McFayden book recently – wonderfully terrifying stories btw – and Agent Smoky identified someone’s higher power as “she lives to be useful”. Smoky talked about people’s higher power a couple of times; the idea that there … Continue reading

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Why I keep my CV current

Some tasks are just not that much fun; filing, cleaning the shower, updating your CV. You can pay someone to clean the shower, and you can throw all your filing in a box and hope you never need it. But … Continue reading

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Wrapping up some recent study

I’ve just completed an online course through San Jose University in the USA. One of the final assignments was to create something that expressed what you were taking away from the course. I  thought I’d share it, and will be … Continue reading

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Wear your heart on your sleeve

I thought it might be a good idea for me to share the presentation I gave at our annual LIANZA conference last week. It was about showing your emotions at work and dealing with staff with kindness. The slides are all mixed … Continue reading

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Interview with Bridget Schaumann

This interview appeared in the most recent issue of Library Life. Huge thanks to Abigail Willemse for her enthusiasm for, and support of, this series of interviews on leadership. An interview with Bridget Schaumann – Looking at Leadership in New … Continue reading

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