Daily dose of healthy irreverence

Kevin King —  March 18, 2013 — Leave a comment

Yesterday I heard the phrase “healthy irreverence” and immediately realized what my first post was going to be on Library Lost & Found.  My hope is that readers of this blog will learn a slew of leadership ideas from the many contributors posting from the front lines.  As you absorb the daily doses of info and advice, be sure to to practice some healthy irreverence.  Not everything you read on this blog will apply to your leadership style or your current work situation.  There is nothing wrong with extracting just what you need to make yourself a better leader.  An important characteristic of an awesome leader is the ability to not always agree with a prescribed way to manage.  Consider this your permission to challenge the thoughts of our contributors.  Remember this as you pick through our lost and found box.  Not everything you find is going to fit.

In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent. – Norman Mailer

Kevin King

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Kevin King is the Head of Branch and Circulation Services at the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library. Previously Kevin led Teen Services at KPL, where he helped build a nationally recognized program. Kevin has presented all over the country on many topics including teen services, innovation, graphic novels, and programming. As a member of ALA, YALSA, PLA and the Michigan Library Association, Kevin has served on various committees and has luckily won a couple of awards. In his spare time Kevin obsesses over the Detroit Tigers, listens to music and does his best to be a kick ass dad to Abigail and Rachael.

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