Hakala-Ausperk’s Leadership Planners series continues with “Win ‘Em Over”

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/23/2019


Rob Christopher

Marketing Coordinator

ALA Publishing

American Library Association



CHICAGO — No matter how talented a leader you are, there are often barriers in your way caused by a lack of trust or respect, or most likely an absence of confidence. “Win 'Em Over,” the second installment of management coach Catherine Hakala-Ausperk’s Leadership Planners series, tackles a crucial issue: how to effectively supervise employees who might be older or more experienced than you are, or even longtime peers who are suddenly under your authority after an internal promotion. It might seem like a tall order to confidently demonstrate your skills and abilities to such a team. But all you really have to do is win ‘em over. Published by ALA Editions, this planner will help you examine the reasons, the implications, the challenges, and the solutions that confidence — or a lack thereof — can cause. And, using exercises, worksheets, and prompts, it will guide you in:

  • establishing yourself in ways that will win the confidence of rookies, experts, and bosses alike;
  • working well with more experienced members of your team;
  • supervising friends and peers effectively;
  • winning and losing graciously;
  • learning from your mistakes; and
  • confidently putting your own plan into action.

Hakala-Ausperk is an author, national library speaker, and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in everything from public library service to management and administration. She teaches at Kent State University’s iSchool as well as for the American Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program, The Public Library Association, ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions, the Urban Library Council, InfoPeople, and multiple other organizations. Her first Leadership Planner is "Future-Proof Your Team." Her other books includeRenew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work” and “Build a Great Team: One Year to Success.” You can follow her work on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/librariesthrive.

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