#SLAtalk Roundup: Career Development with SLA’s Leadership & Management Division

What does it take to be a good leader or manager? If traits like decisiveness or willingness to take risks come to mind, you’ve probably been spending too much time watching episodes of The Apprentice.

On September 16, SLA’s Online Content Advisory Council and Leadership & Management Division co-hosted a Twitter chat on the topic of career development. The chat participants shared advice they would give to someone who is new to a management role and identified skills needed to “lead from any chair” within an organization. The conversation was peppered with phrases such as keep an open mind and use a light touch and listen to others—hardly the sorts of behaviors typically associated with managers and leaders.

“Prepare people and free them to perform. (Hat tip Peter Drucker) Default to a light touch and coaching rather than managing,” tweeted Amy Affelt.

“Be a good listener. Listen to people, and hear what’s being said—and what’s not,” tweeted Leigh Montgomery.

To see what other chat participants recommended, view the Storify summary of the chat.

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