Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Make It Happen 2012: Day 10

"I'm going to ask you for a favor, but just so you know I'm not expecting you to say yes."

These are my favorite moments as a librarian, when I get to snatch a Yes out of the jaws of No. I love being the person who can make things happen, though I wonder what it says about a workplace when people expect to be disappointed by their colleagues.

Are we too busy? Too siloed? Too worried about setting the bar of expectations too high?

I don't know, but I've never been comfortable with letting people down- especially when I've been given explicit permission to do so.

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