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Library and information professionals seeking higher positions need to reflect on their leadership roles and grow the skills they need to meet increasing challenges. Using learning objectives, chapter summaries, reflection points, review questions, case cameos and recommendations for further reading, Roberts' great writing style inspires self-examination, learning and personal growth. Contents include:
* challenges in leadership
* knowing yourself as a leader
* leadership in context
* promoting change, innovation and creativity
* leading people
* setting direction and strategy
* leadership development
* influential leadership
A range of features, including learning objectives, chapter summaries, review questions, case cameos and recommendations for further reading, encourages and facilitates engagement and reflection. This book is a must-have for information professionals and aspiring leaders seeking to understand leadership and to develop their own leadership practice, as well as the leadership potential in others. It is also a valuable professional education text.
"As a reference source for continuing professional development, this book is invaluable...This book should be highly recommended to graduates in non-professional posts, degree-level students, and library trainees desiring a springboard upon which to embark their leadership adventure."
— Journal of Documentation
"This is a really impressive addition to the literature on this important and topical issue…it wouldn't surprise me if it become the leading text on the subject."