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Kevin King —  April 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

mzl.henusnwu.175x175-75Most mornings after my alarm sings me awake with my current favorite jams, I reach for my iPhone to read what I missed while sleeping.  After deleting the junk mail and reviewing the previous day’s circulation reports, I delightfully open the email from Harvard Business Review.  I am not only a subscriber to the print publication, but I am also a huge fan of the daily “Management Tip of the Day” email.  Every day the brain trust at one of the most prestigious business schools in the world delivers a piece of advice that seems to be so relevant that I think they have a camera in my office. Even before my first cup of coffee, I have been granted a management tool that can possibly help me when I roll into work.  The HBR tips have ranged from how to deal with crying employees to creating the right PowerPoint slide for a perfect presentation.  The tips that have helped the most for me contain info on taking care of myself as a leader.  Many of the tips are linked to the very informative blogs on the HBR website.  Even the ads that come from HBR after signing up for the emails can lead you to great resources you can either purchase or find in your library.  If you are a management info junkie like me, I encourage you to sign up for this daily info.  Start your day with a short jolt of advice that combined with some morning joe that will infuse you with energy to be a great leader.  The best part is that you do not have to pay Ivy League college prices.

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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