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The Machiavellian Librarian: Winning Allies, Combating Budget Cuts, and Influencing Stakeholders
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When one is a middle manager—someone who is not entirely on the front lines, but supervising without the authority to make changes at a system or institutional level—especially as a new professional with lots of enthusiasm and ideas, one can feel frustrated and stuck in a state of stasis. By learning how to effectively leverage the power one does have, as Niccolo Machiavelli did, one can lead from the middle to inspire subordinates, excel as an employee, and create change at the system/institutional level.
Hodge, M. (2013.) Prince or Plebe?: Success at All Levels of the Library Hierarchy. In M. Aho and E. Bennett (Eds.), The Machiavellian Librarian. Cambridge, UK: Chandos.