When does a leader become a leader?

July 16, 2008, 7:10 am

There is lot of anticipation throughout the building about our new Library Dean. It is only natural that people would be concerned when change is ahead. This prompts me to wonder: when does a leader become a leader. Obviously once she starts drawing a paycheck she owns the title, but in a philosophical way, when does she become the leader of the Georgia Tech Library. Does she have to reorganize? Does she have to launch a renovation or a big project? At what point does the crossover occur? When and how does she go from being “the dean from that other school” to “our dean?”


Her second day on the job will be our CeLIBration event… hopefully it won’t be our last one.

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