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The Woes Of Crows: A Little Managerial Satire For You On A Friday

It was a brilliant Friday morning.

Dry grass blades gleamed despite their obvious imperfections and the hard-working field mice all froze as the crows fluttered in. 843 more words

172 - Fear transmission. What happens when managers’ contracts start to not be renewed?

Posted by Colin Weatherby                                                         630 words

I was talking to a colleague who has worked at a couple of councils where managers have not had their contracts renewed. 746 more words


The Epitome of Working in a Bureaucracy: A Cautionary Tale

A friend of mine who had worked as a Manager at Unemployment in Chicago told me this story many years ago, and it seemed the perfect expression of life in the lower echelons of a Bureaucracy. 136 more words


What Librarians Can Learn from Nurses

Helping your staff help other people on a shoestring budget in a time crunch – sound familiar? Hospitals and libraries have more in common than you might expect.  746 more words

Leadership Traits

The Terrible Mistake

‘You’re making a terrible mistake,’ said the traveller.

‘You would say that, we’re hanging you,’ said the local. 481 more words

Concise Stories

Leaving the Library

This week I’m leaving my job at one library to move 1,200 miles away and join another library.

I’ve left jobs before, but I’ve never resigned as a manager.   487 more words

Organizational Health