The 2017, 2019, and 2021 low-morale studies all reveal and/or validate that the behaviors of formal leaders often are central to the onset and/or proliferation of low-morale experiences in modern workplaces. There are particular leadership styles that are more likely to cause or exacerbate workplace abuse and neglect; the following qualitative data highlight tactics ofContinue reading “Red Flag: Problematic Leadership Behaviors”
Two weeks ago, the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) held their Continuing Education Forum and invited me to lead a Renewal Colloquium. Just under 50 were in attendance at the event, which was held virtually. This reports shares some attendee data generated from the event’s pre-work activities, along with some data from theContinue reading “Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (December 2021)”
Library Leadership Podcast host Adriane Juarez recently invited me to discuss my low-morale studies and how they can inform formal library leaders who want to improve their organization’s cultures, as well as some impact factors that may be influencing their own experiences. Listen to the episode.
When it comes to the causes of low-morale, leadership is cited as a high quantitative and qualitative trigger. Quantitatively, participants highlight incompetent leaders as the problem; qualitatatively, participants highlight certain leadership styles as the problem. On the other hand, leadership is also a countermeasure for low-morale; those who practice it are more likely to regain aContinue reading “Book Haul: Leadership”