Be A Great Boss

Be A Great Boss

One Year to Success

Book - 2011
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American Library Association
To help library managers improve their skills and acumen, renowned speaker and trainer Hakala-Ausperk presents a handy self-study guide to the dynamic role of being a boss.
Moving into a library management position can feel like a daunting and solitary pursuit. Graduate school courses in management are expensive and often hard to find, and even having a mentor at hand is no guarantee of a successful transition. To help library managers improve their skills and acumen, renowned speaker and trainer Hakala-Ausperk presents a handy self-study guide to the dynamic role of being a boss. Organized in 52 modules, designed to cover a year of weekly sessions but easily adaptable for any pace, this workbook * Covers major management topics such as success with stakeholders, staffing, customer service, planning, funding, leadership, and more * Offers an inexpensive alternative to seminars and classroom instruction * Requires an investment of as little as an hour per week, and is completely self-paced * Includes challenging questions and exercises, and a Web-based template to record learning progressSuitable for all levels of management, from first-line supervisors to library directors, this book lays out a clear path to learning the essentials of being a great boss.

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Hakala-Ausperk (deputy director, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, Ohio) offers busy library managers a guide to becoming "a great (or better) boss" with an investment of only one hour per week for a year. The workbook proceeds week by week through twelve months of topics to consider through focused readings and brief exercises. Coverage includes attitude, success with stakeholders, staffing, communication, customer service, planning, allies, training, funding, people, leadership, and the future. Chapters include suggestions for further reading and an extensive bibliography is provided. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, c2011
ISBN: 9780838910689
Branch Call Number: PROF 023.9 HAK
Characteristics: xii, 215 p. ;,28 cm.

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