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.
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Does everything just seem to be happening too fast? Are you finding there’s no time between hearing that change is coming and dealing with your team’s frustration once it arrives? What’s more, all eyes are on you; and though you’re supposed to be directing, supporting, and helping your team succeed, frankly, you’re getting pulled down into the quicksand too! Sound familiar? From renowned leadership guru Hakala-Ausperk, author of the bestseller Be A Great Boss, comes this unique planner for helping your team survive and thrive amidst change. The first in a series of pragmatic leadership planners, this tool is designed to be useful as soon as you turn the first page. It’s filled with a variety of focused planning excercises, activities, and self-directed questions that will help you
- step back and reflect on what’s happening, what’s out of whack, and what you can do to get focused;
- think about what changes your users really want from libraries, as well as what your team needs from you as a leader;
- build trust and confidence in the future among the people you supervise;
- identify simple and effective solutions to current and future problems;
- finalize your plan by creating lists, sketching out a calendar, and following up with your team; and
- plan ways to adapt to changes while staying grounded.
This planner will ensure you keep moving forward by guiding you in taking concrete, positive steps—right away, soon, and in the future.