Dr. Michael Stephens (http://tametheweb.com, @mstephens7) is an agent of chaos. I have heard him speak numerous times and his consistent message is that as librarians, and leaders, we need to allow as much chaos as we can stand. Successful libraries open themselves up to chaos to inspire curiosity, creativity and discovery. This in turn will make libraries more relevant to the communities they serve.
How open to chaos are you? Do you freak when your perfectly laid plans fall apart? Does your anxiety in these situations affect your ability to lead? Being able to embrace the situation when things fall apart is a sign of a good leader.
Invite some chaos in your life. Your response to chaos is up to you, but more often than not it will lead a more vibrant and exciting library.