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Publications: leadership Theme

The Challenges of Cultural Leadership

This is a time of great reinvention for cultural enterprise, as we examine the value we provide to audiences and how we can reshape institutions to do this better. In this keynote address delivered at the Bolz Center Collegium, NAS President and CEO, Russell Willis Taylor explores the unique leadership demands of cultural enterprise.

Read the text of the speech, “The Challenges of Cultural Leadership


Anatomy of a Leader

NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor interviewed Peter Gelb for the Fall 2007 issue of Grantmakers in the Arts Reader. Mr. Gelb, the General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, discussed his approach to leadership and his ambitions for the Met. Along the way, Mrs. Taylor, former managing director of the English National Opera in London, offers an inspiring glimpse into methods for changing an organization so it may thrive in the decades ahead.

Read the article, “Peter Gelb: Anatomy of a Leader