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The Role Of Leadership In Planning: A Frank And Candid Analysis Of The Realities Of Planning In The Public Sector

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Title: The Role Of Leadership In Planning: A Frank And Candid Analysis Of The Realities Of Planning In The Public Sector
Author(s): Bolt, Nancy
Subject(s): Planning Leadership in libraries
Abstract: In a syndicated article by Tom Peters (1992), published in Denver's Rocky Mountain News, Tom Peters quotes Oliver Cromwell as saying, "No one rises so high as he who knows not whither he is going." Peters goes on to say that he believes that personal success, and, by extension, business success by business leaders, is "about 99% passion, and 1% plan. Moreover, the passion must be for the present." Peters is half right. But he's also half wrong. The passion must be present, but this article will argue that the passion must be combined with a longterm vision. This article will not present yet another comprehensive approach to library planning. There are enough of those out there already. Rather, this article will present elements that leaders must consider that are critical to any successful planning process and contribute to success. This is not a primer on how to plan, but more what to include in any successful planning process and why it is important.
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Occasional Paper (Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), no. 198-199: 57-71.
Series/Report: Occasional papers. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, no. 198/199Allerton Park Institute (35th : 1993)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/4008
ISSN: 0276-1769
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 1993 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-03-17
 

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