Daily Archives: November 6, 2007

5 posts

Six Secrets of Success

From Hey Jude: http://heyjude.wordpress.com/2007/10/12/the-six-secrets-of-success/ 1. Love your employees as well as your customers – this is essential for productivity. 2. Connect peers with purpose – this is how you give coherence and cohesiveness – We need direction plus flexibility from the centre. The secret glue of cohesion is peer interaction. 3. Bullying backfires – identifying ineffectiveness without being punitive or pejorative in your actions. 4. Learning is the work – be careful – PD is a good way to avoid change! It’s about professional learning not professional development. We shouldn’t learn outside and apply it. It’s the difference between prescription […]

Reducing the Noise

I really enjoy student blogging – especially LIS students. From a blog by a Knowledge Management grad student comes this: http://kmiscommunication.wordpress.com/2007/10/18/crap-happens/ I find it interesting that after I write this post, I’m going to tag it the wordpress way, so hopefully someone else can pull my thoughts out of cyberspace. Again, Cory Doctorow, co-author of the Boing Boing blog, postulates that collectively we can achieve our goal: the “communication of information,” as I like to call it. In its simplest form, isn’t commuication all about getting information from the sender to the receiver without a bunch of noise? (Thank you […]

Top Ten Strategic IT

Via Stephen Abram: http://stephenslighthouse.sirsidynix.com/archives/2007/10/top_10_strategi.html Social Software Mashup & Composite Apps Metadata Management Web Platform & WOA Real World Web Green IT Business Process Modeling Unified Communications Virtualization 2.0 Computing Fabric Read it all here: http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=530109

Please Bring Your Heart With You

Via David Warlick: http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/2007/10/25/bringing-your-heart-with-you/ I especially liked it when he said, “you want your employees to bring their hearts with them to their jobs.” I think that this is especially important with teaching and learning. There is so much about teaching and learning that is about communication. And it seems to me that when communication has heart behind it, then it becomes especially sticky. Do you bring your heart to work? I honestly believe the best libraries will be those that have heart, creating environments, services and collections that encourage users’ hearts and bring us together. For example, I am […]

Resolving Conflict

I was pleased to see this post at 43 Folders: http://www.43folders.com/2007/11/05/resolve-conflict-quickly-four-agreements It reminded me that my SJCPL mentor shared the four agreements with me years ago. The four agreements can not only help resolve conflict, but can add to productivity and general well-being. 1. Be impeccable with your word. Words have immeasurable power, so use them with care. Say only what you mean, and remember your opinion isn’t fact. Silence is better than saying something you’ll regret. 2. Don’t take anything personally. Here I’ll quote the book, “Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.” […]