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Leading Change

Much of our work introduces frameworks meant to help arts leaders improve their organizations. Putting those frameworks into action requires change, but how does one lead change in an organization? We developed this online video catalog of arts leaders talking about just that. These video “snapshots” from arts and culture leaders reflect the wisdom of a broad and diverse field.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Patricia Mooradian, President of The Henry Ford, discusses the importance of a passionate leader, a deep knowledge of the organization and a clearly communicated plan when leading an organization through change.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Kenneth Fischer, President of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan, shares his experience leading change at UMS and stresses the importance of getting smart, experienced, passionate people involved and staying out of their way.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Julie Stapf, Director of Marketing for the Hartford Stage Company, discusses the importance of building an environment of trust and fostering a sense of ownership when leading an organization through change.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Michael Stotts, Managing Director of the Hartford Stage Company, discusses the importance of transparency and consensus-building when leading an organization through change.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Patricia Walker, Chief Operating Officer of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, discusses the importance of getting the right people behind an idea and getting staff buy-in when leading an organization through change.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Susan Broad, Executive Director of DuPage Children’s Museum, discusses the importance of transparency, trust and working with staff when leading an organization through change.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Alison Segebarth, Director of Marketing for DuPage Children’s Museum, discusses the importance of communication, flexibility and momentum when leading an organization through change.

What is a cultural asset map?

Ian David Moss, Research Director for Fractured Atlas, discusses his work on the Bay Area Cultural Asset Map for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Rebecca Hunter, Executive Producer of the Redmoon Theater in Chicago, discusses her experience leading drastic change in the face of a cash-flow crisis.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Mike Yankovich, President and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Denver, shares his insights about how a leader can motivate and build consensus when leading change.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Edward Nichols, President and CEO of History Colorado, discusses the need for a clear vision and staff involvement to create change in his organization.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Erin Elman, Dean of Continuing Studies at The University of the Arts, discusses the need to build consensus, use data to inform decisions and accept mistakes when leading an organization through change.