Category Archives: Sustainability

Work/Life Balance: Practice Won’t Make Perfect – But Keep Trying!

At the end of life, few people regret spending too much time with family and friends. On the other hand, workaholics lament missed opportunities to enjoy time with loved ones. Bill Gates recently revealed his own difficulties in making time for life outside of work during an interview with the BBC, reported in the Leadership section of Forbes. Gates admitted to his own early, self-professed ‘fanaticism’ about work, noting that he never took vacations, often worked throughout nights, and stayed at the office on most weekends. After meeting his wife, Gates slowed down considerably; yet by that time, his company had tripled in growth and was already generating unprecedented revenues and record productivity. Continue reading

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Re-Cap of the Future of Libraries Summit: Cliff Notes for Quick Access!

In early May The Singer Group enjoyed leading and engaging a team of facilitators in support of the American Library Association’s Future of Libraries Summit held at the Library of Congress. Continue reading

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The 5 Practices of Progressive Leaders

Today, many organizations are not only at risk financially, but are at risk of losing their relevance, of becoming the dinosaurs of our modern world.

We can talk all we want about needed change, but unless we have progressive leaders who are willing to think in new ways and venture into new territory, our organizations are likely to stay stuck in the status quo. Continue reading

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Leading firms use strategic HR to define and change cultures.

Leading firms use strategic HR to define and change cultures. Continue reading

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Last Night I Caught My Husband Apologizing to a Librarian – The Library’s Position as the Information Resource in a Google World

Last night I caught my husband apologizing to a librarian.

That’s right, he did it (twice, actually), and I caught him red-handed.

He was updating his resume and – being a chef and not the kind of person who keeps track of old newspaper clippings – he was missing an important review from a local magazine. We looked online but this particular magazine didn’t have old issues archived on their website. Continue reading

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