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Dear current boss

There are a few things I’d like to get off my chest:

  1. Understand boundaries.

It is not appropriate to ask staff to divulge personal information about themselves by way of introduction. 388 more words

Gdansking in the Dark

It’s Sunday night and we have beef stew finishing on the stove. That statement should be an impressive one, given the difficulty of finding large quantities of passable beef in Poland. 315 more words



Layers aren’t always the villains they are made out to be    #JargonJungle

“I have done some case studies on delayering, but never have I come across it in my working life,” said Amit, who was into his third job, years after his MBA. 922 more words

Leadership & Strategy

We can Gdansk if we want to

If you’ve never felt like the stupidest person in the room, and you’re yearning for the experience, I strongly encourage you to move to an ethnically homogeneous country where English is not the primary language, and live there indefinitely. 894 more words


Lean OUT- What it Means to be a NON-Leader

“I knew that I could only be happy if I was in charge.”

At a recent Women in Business Retreat, I listened to amazing women share inspiring stories about how they overcame failure, started up new businesses with only $33 left in their bank account, brought sexual harassers to justice, and grew into CEOs of billion dollar corporations. 1,103 more words


The Financial Impact of Moving into Library Leadership

Do we work in libraries for love, money, or both?

The Billfold shared a financial interview with an academic librarian today. “Dave” drops some real talk about financial incentives for librarians to move into management: 391 more words

Leadership Traits