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

Seeking wellness in the workplace? Have an impromptu Taylor Swift jam session.

Within only a few weeks of working at NAS, I’d taken notice to some pretty…

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 are some lessons from your experiences leading change?

During his tenure as Director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Charles Desmarais led the organization through the design, construction and relocation to a new facility designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Now the president of San Francisco Art Institute, Desmarais reflects on the lessons from that period of radical change.

How should cultural institutions approach change?

Aaron Dworkin, Dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, discusses the importance of thinking about oneself as a social entrepreneur rather than an arts administrator.

How has your organization reacted to changes in the competitive landscape?

Steve Martin, Managing Director of Childsplay, talks about the importance of defining organizational values and letting them dictate your actions.

How should cultural organizations react to the significant changes in their competitive landscape?

Gordon Hewitt, an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the Stephen M Ross School of Business, discusses the importance of challenging your assumptions.

Rework

I have a tall stack of books at home, all of which I am in…

Stealing Fire: Creative Deviance in the Evolution of New Ideas

A different look at how you create break-through innovation.

The Zombie Workplace Survival Guide

Just in time for Halloween, the Harvard Business Review blog offers tips for combating the four contagions that create a zombie workplace — “where creative people and good ideas disturbingly molder.”

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Howard Spector, Executive Director of P.S. ARTS, discusses the importance of having the right people, providing learning opportunities, and maintaining mission focus to successfully lead an organization through change.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Charmaine Jefferson, Executive Director of the California African American Museum, discusses leading organizations through two types of change – problem-solving in times of crisis and continual assessment and evolution.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Jon Moscone, Artistic Director of the California Shakespeare Theater, shares how his approach to leading change has become increasingly collaborative over the course of his career.

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