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.
The mission of the Boston Children’s Chorus informs its programming, logistics and operations. Executive Director,David Howse, is very aware of the way race and culture not only affect Boston, but the greater community. His vision ensures that the Boston Children’s Chorus’ mission is reflected in every aspect of the organization.
Matías Tarnopolsky, Director of Cal Performances, arrived at a time when the organization faced substantial internal and external challenges. His response was to created the Fall Free for All – an open house of free music, dance and theater performances – that gave staff a chance to work together on a large-scale project and reconnect with the community in a meaningful way.
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.
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.