The Top 20 Bad Leadership Traits

The leadership books I have read in the last couple of years mostly focus on the top leadership qualities or traits of great leaders. Some examples are: Personal characters (honesty, integrity, trustworthy, humility, etc.) Clear vision and purpose Strategic thinking Passion for what you do Competence (intellectual and emotional) Openness and risk-taking Collaboration Accountability, admitting mistakes and…
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MnDOT Commissioner’s Reading Corner

My article about MnDOT Commissioner’s Reading Corner (CRC) was published in the Spring 2011 issue of the Special Libraries Association/Minnesota Chapter’s newsletter and posted online. This article provides some background info about the CRC. Most of my CRC book interview articles have been posted on this blog. I have been working on this project since 2009. Doing book interviews has become the most…
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Grateful For Libraries

A few times a month I take my kids to the local public library to return/check out books. We have done so since they were toddlers. And they both got their own library cards before they could even read themselves. I enjoy visiting library and I am excited when I find interesting books to read. Going to library is fun and convenient. …
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A Book Inspired By The Gardens Of China

I came from China. My hometown Suzhou is a well known ancient city in China with a history of 2500 years. The city is renowned for its beautiful classical gardens, pagodas, stone bridges and rivers around the city. It is, therefore, a great tourist attraction. The city has been called the “Paradise on Earth” since…
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Feeling Down And Sad?

Some day when I am feeling down and sad, I try to look for things that are positive and lighten up my mood. If I stop and look, I do find them. Yesterday I was feeling very down, as I look back, I see clearly several things happened that warmed my heart, brought smile to my face…
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