This week, I had the pleasure of scrolling through the Library Journal website (http://lj.libraryjournal.com) where I happened upon an article by Steven Bell entitled “Empathy as the Leader’s Path to Change: Leading from the Library” (http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/10/opinion/leading-from-the-library/empathy-as-the-leaders-path-to-change-leading-from-the-library/). This article explores the idea of what makes a good leader and how good leaders can move institutions to implement changes. He highlights the importance of acknowledging stakeholders and their role in the decision making process, as well as Elizabeth Borges’s practice of “cognitive empathy.” It is through this practice that effective leaders can become self-aware and determine how best to bring about change.
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Until we meet again, remember the happiness there is to find in this world, especially on the pages of a book.
from Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine
“Should a Happiness Machine, he wondered, be something you can carry in your pocket? Or, he went on, should it be something that carries you in its pocket? ’One thing I absolutely know,’ he said aloud. ‘It should be bright’” (Bradbury 63).