Tag Archives: Personal Development

PLAN Webinar: 9 Ways to Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected with Linda Bruno

Have you ever found yourself getting frustrated – maybe even a bit angry – with no effective way to get your emotions back on an even keel? Whether you are a staff member dealing with patrons and volunteers or a … Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Arresting the Time Robbers in Your Life with Linda Bruno

It’s official – there is simply too much to do to ever get it all done! Funding cuts, fewer staff, higher expectations for programming and services…it all adds up to “not enough time in the day.” Our first priority is … Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Tapping into Employee Talents with Linda Bruno

We say that our staff members are the most important resource for achieving the library’s mission and goals. Supervisors spend valuable time to recruit, interview, and hire the right person at the right time. And yet often, once the new … Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Are You a Negative Nell or a Positive Paul? Reducing Our Tendency to Embrace the Negative with Linda Bruno

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to get drawn into the world of the “Negative Nells?” And how much more difficult it is to join Positive Paul’s party? Have you ever noticed that we often tend to share … Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Leave Your Stress @ Work! with Linda Bruno

Although our work often brings us great joy, it can also present a few challenges – differing personalities, friction, work overload, patron demands, negativity – you get the picture! And when we take those challenges home with us in the … Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Are You Listening? Improving this Essential Skill with Linda Bruno

Have you ever been guilty of “not listening” (who, me??), even when you are right there in front of the speaker, looking them in the eye? Communication experts say that 42% to 57% of our time communicating is spent listening … Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: The 5 Habits of People Who Form Good Habits with Linda Bruno

Here we are, already a few months into another new year. Wow, that time went fast! Many people make resolutions at the beginning of every year, knowing in their hearts that they won’t keep them. Why won’t they keep them? … Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: The Positive Power of Introverts with Linda Bruno

We’re hearing a lot about introverts these days – some of it’s positive, some not so much. There are statistics floating around saying that about 25% – 35% of the general population are introverts…which means that a vast majority of … Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Pain-Free Presentations: Don’t Bore Your Audience to Tears with Laura Solomon (Live)

You’ve been asked (or maybe you actually volunteered) to do an in-person presentation. Now what? You’ve survived your own share of horrendous presentations, and you don’t want to inflict one on anyone else. How do you prepare? How do you … Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Ready, Set, GOAL! The Power of Effective Goal-Setting with Linda Bruno – Part 1 of 2

Have you ever set an exciting goal, only to find yourself not making much progress? I think we have all experienced that! But there are tools available to us to help us set AND achieve our goals. In the first … Continue reading

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