CDLINFO News: Opinion and Commentary

How to Host an Effective Virtual Meeting

October 13, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

We spend our days attending lots of meetings, yet the well-managed meeting stands out as a rare gem. It’s not easy to run a good meeting, and in our increasingly … More

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Three Ways The Public Library Can Change Your Life

October 6, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Sometimes the simplest and most obvious things in life elude us.  With a degree in library and information science, I should be the first one to realize the virtues of … More

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An Easy Way To Jumpstart Your Strategic Plan: SWOT

September 29, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Strategic planning doesn’t have to be a daunting and lengthy process. The goal is really a simple one: to help you understand your world and build a road map to guide … More

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How To Deliver Good and Bad News To Your Manager

September 22, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Does your heart race thinking about delivering important news to your manager? Sometimes we strike the right balance of tone, timing, preparation, and approach and we get rewarded with a … More

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What Gets Measured Gets Done: Key Performance Indicators

September 15, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

We’ve all heard the saying, “What gets measured gets done.” It means regular measurement and reporting keeps you focused — because you use that information to make decisions to improve your results. … More

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More Visuals: Picture Your Strategic Plan

September 8, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Your team has a strategic plan. Now how do you make sure it’s front of mind (and easy to comprehend) for the people implementing it? Creating a one-page infographic chart … More

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In a Sea of Urgency, How to Focus on What’s Important Today

September 1, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Now that we’ve shared ways to embrace Monday, here’s another thing to contemplate as you start your week: Do you have a plan for the week, or are you facing … More

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How to Develop Your Career without Breaking the Bank

August 25, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Building your career means continually learning new skills and enhancing the ones you already have. It’s an investment of your time and energy. In tough economic times you may not … More

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Beyond Coffee: 9 Ways to Survive Monday Morning

August 18, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

You like your job but even so, Monday morning can arrive as a bit of a shock to the system. You sprint into the weekend, have a fun if exhausting time, … More

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Talking with Strangers: 3 Tips on Making the Most of Your Conversations

August 11, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

“In a single week, we may meet more people than our medieval ancestors did in their entire lives. Yet in contemporary American culture, we have little or no training for … More

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