leadership

Report: Leaving Leadership Roles due to Low Morale – Part 2 (September 2023)

This is part two of a two-part report sharing the initial data from my data collection project about about how formal library leaders decided to leave a workplace where they were experiencing low morale. The first part of this report shared quantitative data. This second part offers selected qualitative data (n=51). Briefly share the tipping …

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Report: Leaving Leadership Roles due to Low Morale – Part 1 (August 2023)

Late last year I began a data collection project connected to my work focusing on the low-morale experiences of formal library leaders. Specifically, I created the project to learn more about about how formal library leaders decided to leave a workplace where they were experiencing low morale. In this first part of a two-part report, …

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Report: ASERL BIPOC Leadership Development Mini-Conference (July 2023)

Late last month I offered a Renewals Seminar/Keynote at the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries’ 2nd BIPOC Leadership Development Mini-Conference. The event was hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology’s stunning Price Gilbert Memorial Library. Following is selected data from attendees. Professional Demographics and Learning Goals 20% Access Services 50% 10 or more years of service …

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Recorded: The Librarian Linkover Podcast (June 2023)

Lorene Kennard, host of The Librarian Linkover podcast, interviewed me about my latest low morale study, “The Cornered Office – A Qualitative Study of Low-Morale Experiences in Formal Library Leaders.” Our discussion explores some impact factors of low-morale experiences for formal leaders and surfaces insight on who should be responsible for improving workplace culture and …

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Report: Legacy Toxicity in Formal Leader Low-Morale Experiences – Part 2 (March 2023)

Since Fall of 2021 I’ve been tracking formal leaders’ experiences with Legacy Toxicity, and earlier this month I shared the inaugural quantitative dataset for this ongoing data collection project. In this post, I’m sharing qualitative data from the survey (n=53). These are selected responses from two open-ended questions asking participants to offer contextual information about …

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Report: Legacy Toxicity in Formal Leader Low-Morale Experiences – Part 1 (February 2023)

For the past few years I’ve been considering something I call Legacy Toxicity: the dysfunctional environment inherited by a person who assumes a leadership position in a toxic organization or group. Such toxicity may not be effectively mitigated due to the previous incumbent’s role in a) engaging in or perpetuating abuse/neglect, b) already exhausting avenues …

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Launched: Renewals Executive Coaching

A year ago on this day, I started Renewals Coaching! Today, I’m beyond excited to announce that I’m launching Renewals Executive Coaching, designed to focus on the organizational culture and performance needs and concerns of formal leaders.  This service expansion continues its core objective of working with people seeking support while working in dysfunctional workplaces, with …

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Red Flag: Problematic Leadership Behaviors

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 of …

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Report: The Renewal Colloquium for Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (December 2021)

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 the …

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