Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is an author, speaker, and trainer with over 35 years’ library experience in everything from direct customer service to library management and administration. She is an Adjunct Instructor at the iSchool at Kent State and also teaches for the American Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program, The Public Library Association, ALA’s eLearning Solutions, the Urban Library Council, InfoPeople, and multiple other organizations. An active speaker, planner, and trainer in libraries across the country, she is the author of seven books: Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011); Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013); Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, 2017); and a unique series of Leadership Planners, including Future-Proof Your Team; Win ‘Em Over; Dynamic Discipline; and Hot Ticket Meetings. Catherine’s passion is for supporting, coaching, and developing great libraries, successful teams, and – especially – strong and effective leaders. You can check out her clients and projects on her website or follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/librariesthrive. Catherine’s full resume is available at https://standardresume.co/CatherineHakala-Ausperk.
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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 exercises, 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.
Plan to Know What’s Going On
Plan to Know What You Want to Happen
Plan to Learn from Experience
Plan to Be Ready
Plan to Know Who Does What
Plan to Be Future-Proofed
Plan to Change
Plan to Stay Focused
Plan Your Next Moves