The No-nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Team Working

This title will be available Spring 2019. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available. Customers outside of North America (USA and Canada) should contact Facet Publishing for purchasing information.

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Item Number: 
978-1-78330-396-0
Published: 
2019
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
208
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

Contemporary managers and leaders in library and information services are working in a challenging context; dealing with multiple demands on their time, expertise and resources. This book translates theories in team work, management, and leadership into practical guidance backed up with examples and case studies from current library and information workers globally. There is a focus on attitudes, values, and practices that make for good leadership and management. The book covers:

  • analyzing your environment, understanding culture, and developing strategies;
  • working in the senior team and making an impact;
  • confident leadership and management, decision making, problem solving, and managing crises;
  • leading, managing, and supervising your team;
  • establishing working practices and handling conflict management;
  • delegation, dealing with overload, and evaluating outcomes;
  • managing large and small projects and the people side of projects;
  • innovation and management of the change process;
  • communications, managing e-mails and text messages, and effective use of social media;
  • recruitment and selection and performance management;
  • managing and leading complex teams including collaborative, multi-professional, partnership, and virtual teams;
  • budgeting, managing finances, tendering, crowdfunding, and taking part in audits; and
  • managing work/life balance, coaching and mentoring, emotional intelligence, resilience, and mindfulness.

1. Leadership, management and team work today
2. Getting started
3. Working in the senior team
4. Confident leadership and management
5. Leading and managing your team
6. Managing the work
7. Project management
8. Introducing and managing change
9. Communications 
10. The people side of management
11. Managing and leading complex teams
12. Managing money
13. Personal and professional development

Barbara Allan

Barbara Allan is Deputy Dean of Hull University Business School and Director of the Center for Innovations in Business and Management Education. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008 for her innovative work in e-learning and e-mentoring. She is interested in new approaches to supporting research students and led the development of the Graduate Virtual Research Environment. Author of several books, including Supporting Research Students, she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

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