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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No matter how talented a leader you are, there are often barriers in your way caused by a lack of trust or respect, or most likely an absence of confidence. This installment of management coach Hakala-Ausperk’s Leadership Planners series tackles a crucial issue: how to effectively supervise employees who might be older or more experienced than you are, or even longtime peers who are suddenly under your authority after an internal promotion. It might seem like a tall order to confidently demonstrate your skills and abilities to such a team. But all you really have to do is win ‘em over. This planner will help you examine the reasons, the implications, the challenges, and the solutions that confidence — or a lack thereof — can cause. And, using exercises, worksheets, and prompts, it will guide you in
- establishing yourself in ways that will win the confidence of rookies, experts, and bosses alike;
- working well with more experienced members of your team;
- supervising friends and peers effectively;
- winning and losing graciously;
- learning from your mistakes; and
- confidently putting your own plan into action.
By cultivating confidence, you’ll be primed to build respectful and professional relationships with every member of your team. This planner from Hakala-Ausperk shows the way to do it.
Win ’Em Over
Plan to Establish Yourself
Plan to Work Well with the More Experienced
Plan to Supervise Friends
Plan to Follow Well
Plan to Contribute
Plan to Win a Few … and Lose a Few
Plan to Make Mistakes, but Not the Big Ones
Plan to Act
"A confidence builder for anyone facing a new job ... In this era when libraries face challenges as never before, it's gratifying to discover a book focused on the development of human resources and recognizes this is one of the library's paramount investments."
— Against the Grain