Influence

How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss

It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

Lead From Where You Are

  • Do you feel you have leadership potential but wonder how to leverage it?
  • Are you a leader and looking for ways to improve?
  • Or do you simply wonder what the heck people mean when they talk about leadership?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this CSL in Session is for you!

And Now, For Something Completely Different – Creating a Culture of Yes

Discover at least three ways to go from good enough to unexpectedly amazing. Look at the value of “Yes, and…” as it applies to policies and services at your library. Share and learn techniques for shifting your library culture to invigorate the relationship between your staff and your community.

Leading Doesn’t Have to be Loud

If you’re an introvert, you might assume (or you might have been told) that you’re not cut out for leadership. Maybe you think you’re too quiet to lead. Maybe you think that all great leaders need to have larger-than-life personalities. Nothing could be further from the truth. Introverts possess skills that make them valued leaders—skills like listening, relationship building, and thoughtfulness. This session will provide you with practical strategies for turning the strengths you already have into leadership potential. If you’re not an introvert, come learn how you can create a work environment that values all voices, even the quiet ones.