This is post #2 in a short series to ready us (channel training….) for the #Summitclimb.
Post #1 gave an article that poses some difficult questions leaders must address as they #futureproof their libraries in the digital environment. What Jane wants from this Library Leaders Summit, and I fully agree with, is that the Summit focus more on coaching than on presentations: coaches tell it like it is – and set the bar realistically and high. Sometimes people don’t like what the coach has to say. But a good coach is readying individuals for future moments – future endeavours.
Three respected leaders in the library sector will help kick-start the dialogue regarding future-proofing our organizations: Mary Ann Mavrinac, Gina Millsap, and Mary Lee Kennedy. In the January/February Computers in Libraries we asked them to comment on strategies entrepreneurs use to future-proof their organizations. Read their insights.
Then take these questions to your leadership team, or reflect on them yourself.
- “Think partnerships, not transactions”; use partnerships to scale initiatives more quickly.
- “Change how you’re structured”; go flatter with smaller teams.
- “Think bigger”; impact more people with solutions to bigger problems.
- “Offer experience, not product”; distinguish your organization by delighting people.
- “Help Millennials develop”; formally mentor the next generation.