Build a Great Team: One Year to Success--print/PDF e-book Bundle

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$61.00
ALA Member: 
$ 54.90
Item Number: 
7700-1709
Published: 
2013
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
304
Format: 
Print/eBook Bundle
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With library staffing levels and services cut to the bone, creating a team that communicates well and functions smoothly is more important than ever.  Building on the model of her bestselling book Be A Great Boss, Hakala-Ausperk presents a handy self-guided tool to the dynamic role of team-building. Organized in 52 modules, designed to cover a year of weekly sessions but easily adaptable for any pace, this workbook will show you how to

 

  • Manage staff across different age groups and skill sets
  • Improve communication  between team members
  • Mentor other staff members
  • Keep your team organized in a culture of change

Suitable for all levels of management, from first-line supervisors to library directors, this book lays out a clear path to learning the essentials of building and maintaining a first-rate team.

 
 
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
 
MONTH ONE:
Welcome to Your Team!
 
WEEK ONE JAMES MICHENER
WEEK TWO GRAVEYARD STEW
WEEK THREE THE SETTING
WEEK FOUR THE ARCHITECT
 
MONTH TWO:
 Recruiting
 
WEEK ONE GAPS
WEEK TWO THROWING THE NET
WEEK THREE THE HIRING TEAM
WEEK FOUR THE RIGHT FOOT
 
MONTH THREE:
 Narrowing
 
WEEK ONE FIRST IMPRESSIONS
WEEK TWO A BOOK BY ITS COVER
WEEK THREE FLAGS
WEEK FOUR SETTING THE STAGE
 
MONTH FOUR:
 Interviewing
 
WEEK ONE ANSWERS
WEEK TWO QUESTIONS
WEEK THREE THE BIG DAY
WEEK FOUR DECISION TIME
 
MONTH FIVE:
 Blending
 
WEEK ONE THE INVITATION
WEEK TWO WELCOME MAT
WEEK THREE CLARITY
WEEK FOUR WORKING WITH A NET
 
MONTH SIX :
Foundations
 
WEEK ONE "EVERYTHING" 101
WEEK TWO THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE
WEEK THREE CATCHPHRASES
WEEK FOUR PYTHONS AND HIPPOS (OR THE BELL CURVE)
 
MONTH SEVEN :
Communication and Growth
 
WEEK ONE WATER AND LIGHT BULBS
WEEK TWO EN MASSE
WEEK THREE POWER OF THE PEN
WEEK FOUR UNSPOKEN
 
MONTH EIGHT: 
 Resolutions
 
WEEK ONE DEFINING ISSUES
WEEK TWO COACHING OPTIONS
WEEK THREE POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
WEEK FOUR THE FINAL CONSEQUENCES (DEALING WITH FIRING)
 
MONTH NINE:
Actions
 
WEEK ONE MAKING DECISIONS
WEEK TWO UNDERSTANDING VIEWPOINTS
WEEK THREE DE-MYSTIFYING DELEGATION
WEEK FOUR BUILDING CONFIDENCE
 
MONTH TEN :
Planning and Strategy
 
WEEK ONE YOUR DEFINING PURPOSE
WEEK TWO PAINLESS PLANNING
WEEK THREE TEAM PLANNING
WEEK FOUR STRATEGIC CAREERS
 
MONTH ELEVEN:
Team Environment
 
WEEK ONE WINNING CULTURE
WEEK TWO VALUING VALUES
WEEK THREE LANGUAGE, LEGENDS, MYTHS, AND REALITY
WEEK FOUR HOME SWEET HOME (ENVIRONMENT AND SYMBOLS)
 
MONTH TWELVE :
Intentional Success
 
WEEK ONE BE A NEW LEADER, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT
WEEK TWO THIS TIME, NEXT YEAR (SETTING LONG-TERM GOALS)
WEEK THREE WHAT ABOUT TOMORROW? (SETTING SHORT-TERM GOALS)
WEEK FOUR LEADING TEAMS
 
NOTES
INDEX

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is an author, national library speaker, and consultant with 32-years’ experience in everything from public library service to management and administration. She teaches at Kent State University’s iSchool as well as for the American Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program, The Public Library Association, ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, the Urban Library Council, InfoPeople, and multiple other organizations.  Catherine is active speaking, planning, and consulting in libraries around the country, on one of her books: Renew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, 2017); Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011); and Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013). Catherine’s passion is for supporting, coaching, and developing great libraries, successful teams, and, especially, strong and effective library leaders. You can follow her work on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/librariesthrive.

"In a welcome addition to the growing, must-read Busy Librarian series, this concise book begins with a look at team building from a historical perspective and moves at a brisk pace, providing weekly and monthly guidance and support to carry team leaders confidently through their first year ... This is another helpful and well-written workbook that would make a fine addition to any librarian's professional collection of career-building tools. Recommended for library managers and managers-to-be, this is a great source for what they didn't teach you in library school."
— Booklist

"A useful, flexible manual that would help any library team leader … Open communication, planning time, list-making, hiring practices—all this and much more are thoroughly covered. What makes this book stand out is that it is written in a conversational manner and divided into easy-to-digest bits. It can be used effectively once a week, or taken in all at once. "
— VOYA

"This book is well-organized and the author's writing is clear and concise. A robust notes section and index are provided. It is an excellent addition to the library management literature. Its thoughtful analyses of supervisory challenges would be helpful for any practicing librarian in a leadership or supervisory position."
— Catholic Library World