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Achieving That Elusive "Leadership Zone"

Knowledge Quest Volume 45, Number 1, ISSN 1094-9046


Reaching the "leadership zone" happens when librarians tap into the extraordinary skills lying within to overcome obstacles and transform sometimes-difficult situations into meaningful outcomes. Maturing into an experienced leader who stays in the leadership zone requires knowledge, training, and practice. This article provides tactical leadership tips to assist in developing school librarians as leaders who have the mental focus to guide their school library programs through today's changing environment. The following tips are presented: (1) Stay Connected to Your National Professional Association; (2) Articulate a Library Program Vision That Defines the Future; (3) Model the Skills and Practices of Effective Management; (4) Empower Others; and (5) Sharpen Job Skills.


Martin, A.M. (2016). Achieving That Elusive "Leadership Zone". Knowledge Quest, 45(1), 54-60. Retrieved February 25, 2020 from .

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