Tuesday, February 9, 2010


[source: E-News from the ISL February 5, 2010]
Congratulations to the following individuals selected to take part in Synergy: The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative 2010, the statewide library community's movement to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders.
*Anthony Auston, Palatine Public Library District
*Emily R. Compton-Dzak, Deerfield Public Library
*John I. Ericson, Schaumburg Township District Library
*John R. Fischer, Bloomington Public Library
*Sue Foster, Rock Island Public Library
*Ryan A. Franklin, Mattoon Public Library
*Jeanne Hamilton, Helen Matthes Library, Effingham
*Liz M. Hubert, Barrington Area Library
*Lauren A. Jensen, Monmouth College Hewes Library, Monmouth
*Robert Jones, Illinois State Library
*Esmeralda M. Kale, Herskovits Library of African Studies, Northwestern University
*Susan L. Kunkle, Forest Park Public Library
*Kathy M. Ladell, Northlake Public Library District
*Heather Love Beverley, Cook Memorial Public Library District, Libertyville
*Laura A. Lowe, Des Plaines Valley Public Library District, Lockport Branch Library, Lockport
*Dianne L. Ludwig, Addison Public Library
*Kathy Lynch, Chase Elementary School, Chicago
*Courtney Anne O'Keefe, Des Plaines Public Library
*Susan B. Parsons, Plainfield Public Library District
*Kerrin K. Riley, Hinsdale Central High School
*Christine M. Ross, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield
*Deborah Shippy, Moline Public Library
*Anne Slaughter, Oak Park Public Library
*Liz Steffensen, Huntley Area Public Library
*Carrie Straka, Vernon Area Public Library District, Lincolnshire
*Penny S. Sympson, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Northbrook
*Andrea L. Vernola, Woodstock Public Library
*Eric Werthmann, Acorn Public Library, Oak Forest
*Frances Whaley, Jacobs Library, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby
*Rita Ziemlo Perona, Elmhurst Public Library
The first three-day Synergy seminar will take place April 20-22 at Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center in Utica. Synergy is sponsored by Shawnee Library System, the Illinois State Library and the Illinois Library Association.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Enneagram Workshop by Ginger Lapid-Bogda / April 2008

Upcoming Workshop of Interest to Synergists!

What Type of Leader are You? Using the Enneagram to Identify and Grow Your Leadership Strenghts and Achieve Maximum Success

Presented by Ginger Lapid-Bogda, Ph.D., internationally known consultant, Enneagram teacher, and author (books recommended in Becky and John's bibliography)

Based on material from Lapid-Bogda's book What Type of Leader Are You?, this program will explore in-depth three topics -- striving for self-mastery, becoming an excellent communicator, and making optimal decisions -- through interactive activities, self-assessments, practical theories, and self-development activities.

The workshop presumes some knowledge of the nine Enneagram personality styles. It is designed for leaders at all levels and is useful for anyone wanting to increase their self-mastery, communication, and decision-making skills.

April 26-27 (9am to 4pm each day) -- Register by April 21

Hussey Lounge (10th floor of Damen Hall)
Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University
6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

$100 (includes materials, continental breakfast, and afternoon refreshments

Jerome Wagner 847.492.1690 or jwagner5@aol.com

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Leadership Styles / FastCompany.com

The March 2008 issue of Fast Company has an interesting little feature called "The Journal-ist," in which author James Kuczmarski offers abstracts on articles from four academic journals. Each of the articles focuses on a skill or trait of "top-notch" leaders in the 21st century. The four skills are curiosity, charisma, understanding the physiology of the brain (!), and ability to adapt.

You can read the article online at http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/123/the-journal-ist-in-the-lead.html.

And the librarian in me couldn't resist finding citations for the articles Kuczmarski references. So if you're interested in a bit more indepth reading on these topics, check out:

"The Role of Curiosity in Global Managers' Decision-Making"
Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, Vol. 13, No. 3, 43-58 (2007)
Michael Harvey, University of Mississippi & Bond University (Australia)[et. al.]

"The Two Faces of Transformational Leadership: Empowerment and Dependency"
Journal of Applied Psychology 2003, vol. 88, no2, pp. 246-255
Boas Shamir, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem [et. al.]

"The Neuroscience of Leadership" (available through ProQuest ERIC #:EJ778221)
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v16 n3 p10-17 Fall 2007
David Rock and Jeffrey Schwartz

"Leadership Harvard Style" (available through ILL / see Article First)
Australian Journal of Public Administration, Volume 66, Number 4, December 2007 , pp. 507-511
Stephen Bouwhuis

Melissa Henderson
Synergy 2006