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Personal responsibility and choice is a key element of management development. Looks at self‐development and management roles, and the ways in which managers can learn to take on and adapt to various situations. This means taking on a job and learning the wide range of roles that go with that job.
Explores, in the form of an interview, the Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) as a vehicle for management development. Identifies the role of the DMS as a first professional qualification, and discusses the benefits of pursuing a DMS in terms of self‐development, the development of management...
A brief account of a DMS course developed for the London Borough of Newham. Describes the content and identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each programme.
Discusses general skills clusters identified by other researchers as necessary for leadership success. Reports a US study by questionnaire survey on the specific skills viewed by male and female managers as essential for top management posts. Reveals a great deal of agreement, but women as well...
Considers the advantages and limitations of job sharing, with particular reference to librarians. Stresses the importance of communication and equitable division of work and includes two case studies. Concludes that job sharing makes good sense in a female‐dominated profession but that library...
Looks at the image of librarians and how it has changed over the years. Observes also that librarians must develop other skills, such as marketing, if they are to survive and go on to a future with promise. Shows that information work in the years 2000‐on may be challenging – but only if...
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