AtoZ Blogging Challenge – eXcited

28 Apr

2017atozDuring the month of April, I’ll be participating in the 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For this year’s theme, I chose to look at leadership qualities as I’ve just recently (within the past 6 months) become the director of my public library. We have about 50 staff members, most of whom are part-time employees serving a 30,000 resident community by providing high-quality programs and resources. Each day, I’ll look at one trait and how it’s helped me to become a better director.

I had to cheat today because there very few positive leadership qualities that start with X, so I subbed in eXcited (it almost counts). I’m not afraid to show my excitement at work for projects, activities, and even the mundane tasks. More and more I hear my staff members marveling at everything I’m willing to do – cover books, set up a new aquarium for our turtle, weed books, pack boxes – whatever it takes to keep the library moving. I think it’s important as a leader to be willing to roll up your sleeves and jump in where necessary. I’m still working on delegating, but I’ve got the teamwork aspect down. Sharing my passion and excitement encourages my staff to be excited about their work too and that excited can be seen by our patrons. Who doesn’t love seeing someone enjoy the work they do and take pride in it?


2 Responses to “AtoZ Blogging Challenge – eXcited”

  1. jebjork April 28, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    An eXcited manager is one of the best thing for morale in a team, I think. There are too many times I have worked for a manger that will not muck in with the rest and is always too busy doing their managerial stuff. Yes, there is a fine line with learning to delegate so that they have time for the managerial stuff, but sometimes the team need to see some excitement for even the mundane every day tasks as well.

    I had to cheat too with my Charing X Road post.


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