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Nurturing LeadershipLMI Summer Conference     July 9, 2012
But First…   A little perspectiveWhy Are We Here Today?
Why Are We Here Today?
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Why Are We Here Today?
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Nigel: It really puts perspective on    things, though, doesnt it?David: Too much, theres too much    f*#%ing perspective ...
Why Are We Here Today?
Nurturing Leadership  in Your Libraryhttp://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/01/12/offshoots-working-title-blog/
Exponential Pace of Change1.5 mill yrs    lever, wedge500,000 yrs     control of fire50,000 yrs      bow & arrow5,000 year...
Pace of Change“Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy”                -Louis CK
Unfreeze/Refreeze Change Model             www.flickr.com/photos/circulating/3251962169
ThePermanent Whitewater   Importance of Leadership at All Levels
Reimagine the Organization
Waiting for a Leader…
Part Two
Flatten the OrganizationWHAT DOES FLAT LOOK LIKE?•   Strong shared Vision•   Less Hierarchy•   Bias for action•   Bias for...
Nurture Emergent Leaders2.   No formal authority3.   Are passionate and involved4.   Motivate Others5.   Initiate new idea...
Emergent Leaders SpeakThoughts from ALA Think Tank
Emergent Leaders Speak      Say “Yes” and LISTEN“Say yes to the dreamers. Listen tothe ideas/insights and thenencourage at...
Emergent Leaders Speak   Say “Yes” and ENCOURAGETry to find a "yes" answer first to allrequests. When a staff member hasan...
Emergent Leaders Speak          Let People Fail“Let people fail without freaking out.Partly because for someone to failthe...
Emergent Leaders Speak      Give Creative Control“Let everyone have a pet project,and give them a forum to sharethem- news...
Emergent Leaders Speak       Let us Take Charge“Give us opportunities to takecharge, and let the scope of thoseopportuniti...
Emergent Leaders Speak         Get out of the way“Hire smart people and get the hellout of their way. Be patient... if you...
Emergent Leaders Speak        Give us FeedbackGive people ongoing feedback. TheyWANT to know how they are doingand what th...
Emergent Leaders Speak            Model it for usBe role models. This doesnt meanthey have to have the ideas, but theyneed...
Model Good Leadershiphttp://imgur.com/gallery/CzGfQ
Model Good Leadershiphttp://imgur.com/gallery/CzGfQ
Calls Bull-&#!+ if needed    http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
Calls Bull-&#!+ if needed    http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
Appreciates alternate perspectives        http://justinmaier.com/2006/05/09/amazing-3d-art-by-julian-bever/
Appreciates alternate perspectives        http://justinmaier.com/2006/05/09/amazing-3d-art-by-julian-bever/
Adaptable: Can Put on a Happy Face     http://www.flickr.com/photos/bgsulib67/5148528014/sizes/m/in/set-72157625192282865/
Makes Good Decisions
Understands Complexity Communicates Simply
Doesn’t Personalizehttp://wisefoundations.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/image1.jpg
Doesn’t Overthink Things                               ? ? ?      http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stu...
Doesn’t Overthink Things      http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
Or…      http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
Or…study things to death (have a bias for action)    http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
No Surpriseshttp://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
No Surpriseshttp://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
Tells it to ‘em       http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
Tells it to ‘em straight       http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
Aligns actions with mission/goals            http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
Be Relentlessly Optimistic     http://s2.hubimg.com/u/834401_f260.jpg
Most Valuable Leadership AssetsJudgment (intuition, intelligence, experience)Information MasteryCourageSelf-awarenessStami...
Ways to Nurture Leadership• Ask people what they need.• Assume they are creative and resourceful• Empower them. (no, reall...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiorover/2787677403/
“My job is toawaken possibilityin other people”-Benjamin Zander   http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiorover/2787677403/
Peter Bromberg             Thank you!Peterbromberg.com | peterbromberg@gmail.com             http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Deleted Scenes
Sources of Influence• Purpose                                 • Choose your reaction• Knowledge                           ...
”I am not so much rejecting the distinctionbetween leadership and management, butI am saying that the best leaders andmana...
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Keynote Address at the Library and Management Institute (LMI) Summer Conference, July 9, 2012.

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  1. 1. Nurturing LeadershipLMI Summer Conference July 9, 2012
  2. 2. But First… A little perspectiveWhy Are We Here Today?
  3. 3. Why Are We Here Today?
  4. 4. Here
  5. 5. Here
  6. 6. Here
  7. 7. Here
  8. 8. Here
  9. 9. Here
  10. 10. Here
  11. 11. Here
  12. 12. Here
  13. 13. Why Are We Here Today?
  14. 14. Today
  15. 15. Today
  16. 16. Why Are We Here Today?
  17. 17. Why Are We Here Today?
  18. 18. Nigel: It really puts perspective on things, though, doesnt it?David: Too much, theres too much f*#%ing perspective now.
  19. 19. Why Are We Here Today?
  20. 20. Nurturing Leadership in Your Libraryhttp://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/01/12/offshoots-working-title-blog/
  21. 21. Exponential Pace of Change1.5 mill yrs lever, wedge500,000 yrs control of fire50,000 yrs bow & arrow5,000 years wheel and axle; sail500 years printing press with movable type; rifle100 years automobiles50 years satellites30 years IBM Home Computer25 years Windows / Mac20 years World wide web10 years ago iPod, Netflix, Tivo5-7 years ago Ubiquitous Broadband, Blogging, Skype4 years ago iPhone, Android, App Store, Geolocation< 4 years SMS/Smartphone ubiquity, Twitter, Facebook< 2 years Tablets, iPads, Cloud AMAZON-APPLE-GOOGLE-FACEBOOK
  22. 22. Pace of Change“Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy” -Louis CK
  23. 23. Unfreeze/Refreeze Change Model www.flickr.com/photos/circulating/3251962169
  24. 24. ThePermanent Whitewater Importance of Leadership at All Levels
  25. 25. Reimagine the Organization
  26. 26. Waiting for a Leader…
  27. 27. Part Two
  28. 28. Flatten the OrganizationWHAT DOES FLAT LOOK LIKE?• Strong shared Vision• Less Hierarchy• Bias for action• Bias for risk-taking• Employees empowered to act http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220457
  29. 29. Nurture Emergent Leaders2. No formal authority3. Are passionate and involved4. Motivate Others5. Initiate new ideas6. Seek others’ opinions
  30. 30. Emergent Leaders SpeakThoughts from ALA Think Tank
  31. 31. Emergent Leaders Speak Say “Yes” and LISTEN“Say yes to the dreamers. Listen tothe ideas/insights and thenencourage attempts to address theproblems. Sometimes the mostinsightful ideas come from peoplewho are new to a task or duty.” - Aaron
  32. 32. Emergent Leaders Speak Say “Yes” and ENCOURAGETry to find a "yes" answer first to allrequests. When a staff member hasan idea, encourage it with a "yes".Ideas about service or functionsmean an employee is engaged andwilling to work. Never discourage that. -Gina
  33. 33. Emergent Leaders Speak Let People Fail“Let people fail without freaking out.Partly because for someone to failthey have to try something new first,and partly because I always learnmore from my failures than fromthings that go well.” - Lauren
  34. 34. Emergent Leaders Speak Give Creative Control“Let everyone have a pet project,and give them a forum to sharethem- newsletter, minute meeting,bulletin board- so that each staffperson gets an opportunity to usetheir talent and that everyone feelslike they have something specialand valuable to contribute. - Jaime
  35. 35. Emergent Leaders Speak Let us Take Charge“Give us opportunities to takecharge, and let the scope of thoseopportunities grow as we prove ourcompetency. To whatever extent ispossible, be a service-orientedmanager: not just focusing onserving the patron/customer, but alsoserving your employees.” -Beth
  36. 36. Emergent Leaders Speak Get out of the way“Hire smart people and get the hellout of their way. Be patient... if yousit back just a bit longer than youreused to, the solutions are discoveredby your staff and because theydiscovered it, they most likely willwant to own it - Chris
  37. 37. Emergent Leaders Speak Give us FeedbackGive people ongoing feedback. TheyWANT to know how they are doingand what the impact of their work isfrom your perspective. - Kathryn
  38. 38. Emergent Leaders Speak Model it for usBe role models. This doesnt meanthey have to have the ideas, but theyneed to live out the qualities of aleader to encourage/nurture newones. Taking risks, owning mistakes,listening to new ideas, encouragingexperimenting, and accepting failure.. - Erica
  39. 39. Model Good Leadershiphttp://imgur.com/gallery/CzGfQ
  40. 40. Model Good Leadershiphttp://imgur.com/gallery/CzGfQ
  41. 41. Calls Bull-&#!+ if needed http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  42. 42. Calls Bull-&#!+ if needed http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  43. 43. Appreciates alternate perspectives http://justinmaier.com/2006/05/09/amazing-3d-art-by-julian-bever/
  44. 44. Appreciates alternate perspectives http://justinmaier.com/2006/05/09/amazing-3d-art-by-julian-bever/
  45. 45. Adaptable: Can Put on a Happy Face http://www.flickr.com/photos/bgsulib67/5148528014/sizes/m/in/set-72157625192282865/
  46. 46. Makes Good Decisions
  47. 47. Understands Complexity Communicates Simply
  48. 48. Doesn’t Personalizehttp://wisefoundations.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/image1.jpg
  49. 49. Doesn’t Overthink Things ? ? ? http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  50. 50. Doesn’t Overthink Things http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  51. 51. Or… http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  52. 52. Or…study things to death (have a bias for action) http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  53. 53. No Surpriseshttp://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  54. 54. No Surpriseshttp://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  55. 55. Tells it to ‘em http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  56. 56. Tells it to ‘em straight http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  57. 57. Aligns actions with mission/goals http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Funny_Stuff.html
  58. 58. Be Relentlessly Optimistic http://s2.hubimg.com/u/834401_f260.jpg
  59. 59. Most Valuable Leadership AssetsJudgment (intuition, intelligence, experience)Information MasteryCourageSelf-awarenessStaminaSense of humorDecision makingCompromise (how and when) -Nannerl KeohaneSense of responsibilityCommitment to a cause beyond yourselfPassion and proportion (Detachment) interview: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S29/92/73G64/
  60. 60. Ways to Nurture Leadership• Ask people what they need.• Assume they are creative and resourceful• Empower them. (no, really. Do it.)• Promote a culture of risk-taking and action• Help them develop themselves, especially, their self-knowledge, EQ, and communication skills• Reframe failure as data, as learning.• Understand Theories of Motivation
  61. 61. http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiorover/2787677403/
  62. 62. “My job is toawaken possibilityin other people”-Benjamin Zander http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiorover/2787677403/
  63. 63. Peter Bromberg Thank you!Peterbromberg.com | peterbromberg@gmail.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/darwinbell/2602728681
  64. 64. Deleted Scenes
  65. 65. Sources of Influence• Purpose • Choose your reaction• Knowledge • To follow direction or not• Personal history • Relationships/Networks• Faith in self • Communicate• Speak truth to power • Organize others• Set/Model Standards • Withdraw Support Adapted from: Ira Challeff, The Courageous Follower
  66. 66. ”I am not so much rejecting the distinctionbetween leadership and management, butI am saying that the best leaders andmanagers do something that might bemost properly called a mix of leadershipand management.”

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