From: Leading a Full Life: Reflections on Several Decades of Work, Family, And Accomplishment

ARL has just published the article referred to above in Research Library Issues 278, August 6th, 2012.  Here is an excerpt:

“Focus initial energies 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 the resisters along.  Or makes them stand out in bold relief.  That is the time to take them on.”

 

One thought on “From: Leading a Full Life: Reflections on Several Decades of Work, Family, And Accomplishment

  1. It would be natural to think that leading a ‘full’ life was a bit different from leading a simple one. The way we normally talk about a full life tends to focus on wealth of experiences and wealth of resources, and the appeal to life simply can sound like an appeal to cut yourself off from the challenging but enriching complexity of human experience.

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