Excerpt from Leading a Full Life

The Association of Research Libraries published an article of mine in the August 6th issue of Research Library Issues: (http://publications.arl.org/2doui0.pdf).  This article is primarily about work/life balance and finding ways to “have it all”.  Here is an excerpt:

Focus initial energies and attention on people who will help you succeed.  When you come into a new position, 20% of your new staff will support you whatever you do, a few will oppose you whatever you do, and the rest will watch to see who prevails.  Focus your initial efforts on the 20% and address the resisters later.  In time, you may create a tsunami that sweeps resisters along.  Or make them stand out in bold relief.  That is the time to take them on.