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The Planks for Leading Change

Inspired by the HBR article, “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail,” Nancy Koehn offers these nine planks (and their sequence) necessary for leading a successful change effort. 

Advice for Those Starting Out: Pace Yourself

Ann Williams, Founder of Dallas Black Dance Theatre founder, offers advice to artists starting out.

Moon Shot: Charting Your Path

Charting your path simply comes down to four questions: Where am I now? Where do I want to go? What are the obstacles in between? How do I overcome those obstacles?

Making the Argument for Leadership Development

Linda Wood, Senior Director of the Haas Leadership Initiative at the Evelyn and Walter Haas,…

A Framework for Meaningful Engagement

Editor’s note: As part of our blog event for The Summit at Sundance, we have…

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…

Salzburg Global Forum: Some Final Thoughts

We introduced Field Notes as a means of amplifying meaningful conversation. Over the last couple…

What does “sustainability” mean in the arts and culture field?

Scholar, lecturer and teacher, Diane Ragsdale, asks some important questions about sustainability in the arts – what it means for organizations and for the field.

What is the role of arts organizations in society?

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, stresses the importance of art as a connector and being true to your mission.

What is the role of an arts and culture leader in today’s society?

Mulenga Kapwepwe, Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Zambia and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders faculty, suggests that arts leaders are best equipped to shape the future.

On remaking the world

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of posts from guest bloggers discussing topics…

What value does the arts create and how do we articulate it?

Deirdre Prins-Solani, an independent heritage and cultural expert in South Africa and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders faculty member, talks about the interaction between the sacred and public spaces and how that tension creates value.

Just be valuable.

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of posts from guest bloggers discussing topics…

Why the Arts Matter Now

NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor recently delivered the keynote address to attendees of…

How does a leader effect change?

Mary Lou Aleskie, Director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, talks about the importance of balancing data and passion.

What are the elements of a successful visitor experience?

Patricia Mooradian, President of The Henry Ford, discusses the key elements necessary to build a great visitor experience — from resources and research to curriculum and web presence.

The Challenges of Cultural Leadership

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.