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Getting Unstuck: Developing Skills to Climb the Leadership Ladder

My advice to early-career arts managers is not to get stuck waiting around for someone to pass you an opportunity, but to go right out and ask for it

Avoiding Brain Freeze: Wellness in the Workplace

CC image by kroszk@ Working in the arts can be extremely stressful. Coordinating exhibits, performances…

Change at Work: The NAS Wellness Challenge

No alcohol for 30 days! Daily workouts! Low carb from now on! It’s a new…

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. Desmarais reflects on the lessons from that period of radical change.

Creating High-Impact Nonprofits

This is a study of twelve high performing nonprofits, all in existence for more than ten years, organizations that faced similar social, political and economic circumstances.

Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges

In the chapter, “The Transition Challenge: Moving from One System of Values to Another,” Dean Williams outlines the necessary steps in orchestrating a transition.

To Get Paid What You’re Worth, Know Your Disruptive Skills

An interesting thought on what you’re selling (and therefore emphasizing) to your organization. Are you trumpeting the right things?

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?

Dr. Michael Hager, President and CEO of the San Diego Natural History Museum, shares his experience leading his organization through a major shift in mission and culture.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Tracy S. Harris, NAS board member, talks about the need for vision, benchmarks and collaboration to create an organizational culture that embraces constant change and improvement.