Leadership & Management
Thursday, February 19, 2014
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
#medlibs Twitter chat
Led by Teresa Knott (@tlknott)
According to Peter Drucker, “management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Over the last 10-15 years, there has been a great deal more focus on building leadership skills while downplaying management skills.
To me, they are complementary skills that come together to create a successful organization. I think this graphic sums it up nicely, http://www.championsforgrowth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Leadership-AND-Management.jpg.
Here are some questions we may address on Thursday, February 19:
- What traits did your best managers share?
- What characteristic should every leader possess?
- What mistakes do you commonly see leaders make?
- Do you have resources that you would suggest for people to improve their management or leadership skills?
- What are you doing to ensure that you continue to grow and develop as a leader?
- What is the best advice you’ve gotten about building management skills?
- Where do you see leaders in your organization?
- Is leadership or management different in hospital or academic libraries?
- How have you found opportunities to grow you skills in management and leadership?
- If you’ve done a leadership program, what was the most important takeaway?
- How have you seen line librarians move into management or leadership positions in flat organizations?