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Management

Managing your team and your board – strategic human resources, teams, governance

Negotiation & Relationships

Often we initiate a negotiation with personal pleasantries and then abruptly switch into negotiation mode. Shirli Kopelman, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, talks about what can be gained from thinking of your negotiation as a part of your relationship.

Negotiating Better

Shirli Kopelman, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, provides some simple techniques to help you improve your negotiation skills.

Emerging Leaders and Board Membership: Finding the Right Fit

Fielding Grasty, NAS Director of Programs, shares some tips and advice for emerging leaders interested in gaining governance experience.

How should organizations approach teamwork?

Surry Scheerer, executive coach and lecturer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Ford School of Public Policy, suggests that leaders and their organizations take a more mindful approach to building and supporting teams.

What is the key element of relationship-building?

Surry Scheerer, executive coach and lecturer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, talks about the importance of listening.

How does your approach to partnerships reflect your organization’s culture?

Laura Zabel, executive director of Springboard for the Arts, suggests that framing partnerships as opportunities can be a powerful force in an organization.

What advice do you have for relatively young organizations?

Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of Women Make Movies, talks about staying focused on the mission (even when if it means saying “no” to money), giving your constituents a voice, motivating staff and capitalization.

How does an organization manage the succession of its founder?

Andrew Walker, Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, stresses the importance of establishing strong communication with the board and with the community.

Brainstorming Effectively

An homage to instructional films of the late 1950s, this tongue-in-cheek short by the NAS team looks at the trials and tribulations of running a brainstorming meeting and outlines some useful techniques.

What advice would you give to someone rebuilding an arts organization?

Anna Thompson, Executive Director of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre…

If you were to build an arts organization today on what aspects would you focus?

Abby Marcus, General Manager of The Playwrights’ Center, talks about the importance of flexibility in arts organizations.