CHECK THIS OUT! – Be a Brilliant Leader

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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree 

 

With the end of the school year, we know that you are planning ahead for the summer job or internship plans. As you work to succeed and gain more experience, you will always be in positions of leadership. You could be working within a team or managing a large group of people, but you will always called to show Bryant’s “Character of Success”

The library has created a display in the second floor area (Silent Study Area) that showcase some of the great books and activity books that we hold, designed to inspire leadership and guide you as you navigate your work environment. Here’s a highlight of some of the free resources available to you.

 

Leaders Eat Last: Why some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

“Sinek reveals the next step in creating happier and healthier organizations. He helps us understand, in simple terms, the biology of trust and cooperation and why they’re essential to our success and fulfillment. Organizations that create environments in which trust and cooperation thrive vastly out perform their competition. And, not coincidentally, their employees love working there. But “truly human” cultures don’t just happen; they are intentionally created by great leaders.”

 

 

 

Act like a Leader, Think like a Leader by Herminia Ibarra

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Act like a Leader, Think like a Leader by Herminia Ibarra

“Leadership expert Herminia Ibarra (INSEAD) upends traditional, introspective advice and says act first-and then change your way of thinking. In this unconventional book, Ibarra, one of the world’s foremost experts on leadership transitions, provides the first practical guide on how to change when you also need to lead. Defying standard leadership development guidance, which encourages deep self-reflection into strengths and weaknesses, this book shows that the most effective way to change is through action, not analysis, and by learning from experience, not introspection. In short, it will teach you to change from the outside in by first acting like a leader and then thinking like one.”

 

 

 

Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win by Fred Kiel

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Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win by Fred Kiel

“Kiel offers us the findings of a new study that tell us how to grow and develop that kind of extraordinary leadership. This groundbreaking book is based on Kiel’s seven years of rigorous research into the “black box” that contains the little understood connection between character, leadership excellence, and organizational results. Kiel’s evidence not only draws a hard and direct link between strong character and strong business results, his findings go on to identify the specific character habits of exceptional leadership and how they play a role in shaping every facet of the organization.”

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Bryant-owned painting gets some national exposure

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"Figure of Discovery (Columbus)" by William Morris Hunt

“Figure of Discovery (Columbus)” by William Morris Hunt, a painting that is part of the Art @ Bryant collection, is featured on the cover of the October 2008 issue of College & Research Libraries News, the journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries.  The cover reproduces the painting quite nicely, and there’s a brief, interesting write-up about its history on one of the contents pages, but if you’ve managed to misplace your copy somehow (I mean, you do subscribe, right?), you can see the genuine article on display in one of the cases by the entrance to the rear stairs on the library’s main floor.  Be sure to check it out sometime!

Reunion @ Homecoming

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Welcome back, alumni and friends, to Bryant University for the 2008 Reunion @ Homecoming.

Click here for a complete schedule of the weekend’s events.

And when you visit the Douglas & Judith Krupp Library, be sure to check out the exhibit of various bits of past and present Bryant memorabilia in the glass cases in the lobby area between the library and the Heidi and Walter Stepan Grand Hall.  It looks really fantastic.

A selection of gift books now on display.

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The display shelves at the top of the rear staircase on the second floor now feature a selection of books donated to the library by alumni and other donors. Gift books are noted as such in the HELIN catalog (here is an example), and have a special bookplate placed inside of the book listing the donor’s name (like this one here). Be sure to check them out and – if I may shill a second here – if you or someone you know would like to donate a book and get a spiffy bookplate attached, please contact the Development Office at 401-232-6812.

New Book Displays

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We have a couple of new book displays set up that are worth taking a look.

The first set of reference shelves near the computers on the first floor has a display celebrating the fact that October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) History Month, and the rear display shelves up on the second floor contain books about Collegiate Sports, in celebration of the excellent seasons our Bryant teams – both club and varsity – have had this fall.

So check them out – and if any of the books catch your eye, you can always literally check them out!