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A few weeks ago I answered the daily thought leadership countdown questions that were posed by the TEDxLibrariansTO conference. I enjoyed the process, forcing myself to respond to thoughtful and interesting questions every day, even on busy challenging days where I wouldn’t normally make an effort to find the time for blogging. However, since they…

As you read this, I’ll be at TEDxLibrariansTO helping out with registration. And having a great time talking about librarians as thought leaders! As I’ve done for the last few days, here is my answer for yesterday’s TEDxLibrariansTO Countdown Question: Question 1: What means should librarians choose to encourage their institutions to embrace change? I’m…

Following on from the last three days, here are my answers for today’s TEDxLibrariansTO Countdown Questions: Question 1: What are the similarities or characteristics of thought leaders that you know? Tell us about the attributes that your ideal thought leader would have. I don’t think any one person could actually have all the qualities of…

Following on from the last two days, here are my answers for today’s TEDxLibrariansTO Coundown Questions: Question 1: How can experience of failure contribute to making an effective thought leader? Failure is useful for a thought leader in the same way that it’s useful for everyone. We can learn a lot from our failures: how…

Following on from yesterday, here are my answers for today’s TEDxLibrariansTO Coundown Questions: Question 1: What should we expect/demand of our thought leaders? I’m not sure I like the way this question is phrased, preferring something like, “What do thought leaders actually do?” We certainly shouldn’t demand anything of our thought leaders, it’s not like…

The very fine TEDxLibrariansTO team is counting down to this Saturday’s big event with some daily questions for us all to consider. The topic, of course, is Librarians as Thought Leaders! These are the questions for Day 5. I’ll attempt to answer them and every day’s questions very briefly. I figure if I go for…

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