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Librarian Spiritual Empowerment Handout


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Presentation during the 2008 PLAI National Conference on "Multicultural Landscape of Philippine Librarianship" by Dr. Andre San Agustin

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Librarian Spiritual Empowerment Handout

  1. 1. SQ – the Foundation for a Multi-cultural Paradigm for the contemporary Librarian <ul><li>A Presentation by Andre San Agustin, Ph.D. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Tools of Empowerment <ul><li>The Bicycle Analogy </li></ul><ul><li>IQ – mostly knowledge & skills </li></ul><ul><li>EQ – mostly Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>SQ – mostly Attitude first, then Vision/Mission </li></ul>
  3. 3. SUMMARY <ul><li>PQ – intelligence of the body to instinctively nurture itself, to stay healthy </li></ul><ul><li>IQ – we use to analyze, reason, and think logically and rationally (academia) </li></ul><ul><li>EQ – we use to manage our emotions, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to sense our own and other’s emotions (empathy), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to relate to others socially to achieve a certain goal, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to adapt to the situation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to motivate oneself </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. SQ is… the intelligence we use <ul><li>to transform our world into a whole new order of being by finding meaning and purpose in whatever is arising, </li></ul><ul><li>to see the positive beyond appearances (faith), </li></ul><ul><li>to withhold judgments and accept unconditionally, </li></ul><ul><li>to be flexible and adaptable, </li></ul><ul><li>to sense our unity or one-ness with everyone and all things, </li></ul><ul><li>to become aware that we always have a choice during stressful moments . </li></ul>
  5. 5. PQ < IQ < EQ < SQ <ul><li>Which intelligence is more predictive of Success? </li></ul><ul><li>Which intelligence is possessed by computers? </li></ul><ul><li>By animals? </li></ul><ul><li>Possessed only by humans? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Anatomy of the EGO <ul><li>Need to make self right </li></ul><ul><li>Need to look good, be accepted </li></ul><ul><li>Need to blame </li></ul><ul><li>Need to give excuses </li></ul><ul><li>Need to DMC </li></ul><ul><li>Need to justify self; invalidate others </li></ul><ul><li>Need to attack (or to avenge) </li></ul>
  7. 7. The EGO <ul><li>Need to be defensive </li></ul><ul><li>Need to feel superior </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be dogmatic </li></ul><ul><li>Need to argue and blame </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be inflexible, intolerant </li></ul><ul><li>The sole purpose of the Ego is to survive </li></ul>
  8. 8. LEADERSHIP DEFINED SQ PARADIGM <ul><li>Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential (regardless of their cultural background) </li></ul><ul><li>so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Covey. The 8 th Habit </li></ul>
  9. 9. The essence of leadership is …? <ul><li>--- _________ </li></ul><ul><li>Dimensions of this quality? </li></ul><ul><li>__________ and </li></ul><ul><li>________________ </li></ul>
  10. 10. Managing from the HEART <ul><li>H ear and understand me </li></ul><ul><li>E ven though you disagree, </li></ul><ul><li>pls don’t make me wrong </li></ul><ul><li>A cknowledge the Greatness within me </li></ul><ul><li>R emember my loving intentions </li></ul><ul><li>T ell me the truth with compassion </li></ul>
  11. 11. How can SQ Leaders infuse their leadership with spiritual values? <ul><li>By example </li></ul><ul><li>By being Present in the moment </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of interactions and decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Energy of unconditional love & acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Clarity of vision and guiding principles </li></ul><ul><li>Policies and practices </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards and sanctions </li></ul><ul><li>By creating a “sanctuary” in the workplace: removing fear and promoting authenticity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Organizational Symptomology of High SQ <ul><li>People with a sense of relevance and purpose in life. </li></ul><ul><li>A better work ethic. </li></ul><ul><li>Greater respect for multi- </li></ul><ul><li>cultural diversity. </li></ul><ul><li>Lower stress levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Less ego, conflict and gossip. </li></ul><ul><li>Less inappropriate (destructive) competitiveness </li></ul>
  13. 13. A “Sanctuary” in Organizations <ul><li>Is your Organization a place </li></ul><ul><li>where everyone feels safe? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we tell? </li></ul><ul><li>Greater levels of . . . </li></ul><ul><li>____________? </li></ul><ul><li>_______________? </li></ul>
  14. 14. How to transform your Organization into a “Sanctuary”? <ul><li>Begins with an Intensive 3-day seminar -- transformational experience or Paradigm Shifts among librarians </li></ul><ul><li>To get a FREE copy of Dr. Andre’s list of paradigm shifts required, 11 Agreements to Make Your Life Work… </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>