Be a Great Boss: The Critical and Basic Foundations of Attitude, Vision, Communication Style and Strong Leadership

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day



  • What does attitude have to do with success as a boss?
  • What’s the best way to be really heard by staff?
  • What exactly is strong leadership?

If you think about the greatest bosses you’ve ever known, it might surprise you to realize that, once, they were new, unskilled and struggling. While some new bosses bring experience and training to the job, even more are new to the role, inexperienced, untested and largely unprepared. But, if they have the aptitude, the drive and the passion to excel, they just need to follow the right path to success.

In this webinar, attendees will learn of the first important steps on that pathway. Great bosses need a foundation to build on, before they begin focusing on the day-to-day stuff. They need to establish themselves as someone the rest of the staff will want to follow and respect.

This webinar will be of interest to future, new and longtime bosses alike. If there’s one thing that can be said with certainty about leadership – it needs to continually re-examined, nurtured and developed in order to remain truly great.

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk ~ Biography

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, a 29-year public library veteran, is Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System and owner of Libraries Thrive Consulting (librariesthrive.com). A Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) and author of the bestselling books Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (2011, ALA Editions) and Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (2013, ALA Editions), she is a frequent speaker, trainer and consultant, who has a passion for supporting, coaching, and developing successful library staff, including bosses. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Kent State (OH) University’s School of Library and Information Science, where she teaches management.

Original broadcast date May 20, 2014