Cross-pollination

The Bee Library 24 book-nests for solitary bees Upper Lake, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Again, thoughts from my studies in management.

“Cross-pollination is an immensely powerful force”

Gunderman, R. B. (2009). Leadership in healthcare London : Springer

Today I was reflecting on the benefits of flying from flowers to flowers. Thanks to my new role I have been given a great opportunity to broaden my experience and my horizons about the library sector. Since I moved from the academic to the healthcare information sector I gained an incredible insight about how people in different sectors work and organise the services. I am still learning and I love looking at what other people are doing and thiking from their points of view.

These perspectives help me to expand my sense of the possible and recognise the full range of resources the library sector has at its disposal to improve the range of services.

I like think about myself like a librarian-bee.

I am also preparing my essay about the qualities of a true leader and inevitably I thought of my poor experience with very bad manager I reported (luckily) for a short period and his enjoyment of isolation. On the top of his poor management ability, such as his failure to see the true range of alternatives to problems, he wanted us (as a team) to sit still in our “shed”. The poor manager was not able to think in the long-term that the more we (as a team) sat still, the further and further we were falling behind. No surprises that in few months some important members of the team left. This time I thank him becaue after this experience I can compare different experiences with managers and outline what does make (for me) a good leader.

Still Buzzing… Buzz Buzz

Maybe in another post I will discuss the theory of The Hedgehog and the Fox by Isaiah Berlin.