Peter Drucker once said that librarians are human change agents. That their product is a child who learns, a young person grown into a self-respecting adult; a changed human life altogether.
When you first look in the mirror in the morning, do you say to yourself, “Today, I’m going to change someone’s life!”?
And yet many librarians change people’s lives every day. Some of the ways they effect change are significant. Others are small. But none are trivial. As we travel to libraries throughout the United States and Canada facilitating the all-staff leadership development program titled “Lead the Change,” we have the privilege and good fortune to meet, listen to, and work with librarians who are making a difference – every day.
The people we have met realize the extraordinary impact they can have on others and the world around them by consciously choosing to exercise their abilities, skills, and knowledge to help make a difference – to change people’s lives.
Do you think you make a difference?
David Bendekovic is the founder of The B. A. David Company, an organizational and leadership development company specializing in helping libraries create environments where extraordinary things happen every day.
|Lead the Change is a library leadership seminar that brings together library thought leaders to show participants how today's top libraries are leading change and transforming their communities. Attendees are lead through a series of exercises to help bridge key thoughts to individual leadership objectives to help them harness their ideas, their innovation and their ability to lead.|
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