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Earthquake weather

October 11, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

It’s a beautiful, warm October day here in the Bay Area. And yet, I have to admit, that warm autumn days can sometimes give me a slight sense of foreboding, … More

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Sustainability

September 27, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Have you done any sustainability planning? While it’s true that a number of granting agencies now include requirements for this kind of planning, what’s really the driving force for many … More

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Business continuity

July 12, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

This last week we had a small lesson in business continuity here at CDL. Our home is in Oakland, California, and our city was disturbed on Thursday by civil unrest. … More

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Collaborative and Agile?

July 6, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

At CDL, we like to say we are collaborative and innovative by nature, because we were formed in 1997 out of the UC libraries’ tradition of working together to do … More

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3 Ways to be More Effective in Giving and Receiving Feedback

May 26, 2010  |  Category:  Opinion and Commentary  |  Author: 

Unless you’re an art student or critic, giving and receiving feedback probably isn’t a formal part of your daily routine.  The interaction can be stressful and contentious, regardless of whether … More

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Learning from mistakes

April 26, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

Courtesy of the California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library, San Francisco, CA Earlier this month we marked the 104th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake. The anniversary brought to my … More

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A habit of resilience

March 15, 2010  |  Category:  Strategic & Project Planning  |  Author: 

I’ve been reading an article in the January/February issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR), “How to Bounce Back from Adversity.” If you have access to HBR online, here’s a link. The … More

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