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The 7 Levers of Large-Scale Social Change

Nora Silver, professor at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business, discusses large-scale social change — the conditions necessary and the levers to use.

VUCA

VUCA is an acronym used to describe situations or environments with high levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Job Crafting

The Job Crafting™ Exercise, discussed at the 2018 NAS Summit, helps you make your job…

Being a Team Leader

It can be a difficult time of navigating emotions, goals, and setbacks. Now, picture how…

C’mon Celebrate!

Although not all failures are productive, in fact, we’d reason to say that none of…

Leftovers? Again?

Needless to say, when she walked in the door not a mere five minutes later,…

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

While it’s important to learn and get advice from those who’ve come before us, it’s also important to realize our paths are our own. There is no one-way path to success and fulfillment in your career.

Finding Your Career Strategy

This post was originally part of a weeklong exploration of career paths on our ArtsJournal…

Identifying Skills

Trying to determine what your strengths and weakness are as you assess the next step or new step in your career? When making a change to this degree, we can often take for granted our most powerful skills.

Business Model You

This post was originally part of a weeklong exploration of career paths on our ArtsJournal…

A Map of Your Mind

This post was originally part of a weeklong exploration of career paths on our ArtsJournal…

A Career Path Matrix

An easy to implement matrix that can help you determine where your personal objectives are best met when it comes to making career decisions

Designing Your Life

This post was originally part of a weeklong exploration of career paths on our ArtsJournal…

Seeking wellness in the workplace? Have an impromptu Taylor Swift jam session.

Within only a few weeks of working at NAS, I’d taken notice to some pretty…

Finding (my) Place

This month has been about all things place. Where is my place in this fellowship?…

Move ahead smartly?

I was fortunate to be in community this past week with so many other creative…

A peek into Zappos

Wait. There’s more on Zappos. We told you it was a favorite. In January, Tim Cynova,…

Zappos: Testing for Core Values

We can’t have a conversation about values without mentioning Zappos. They’re one of our favorite examples.…

Marginal Thinking & Our Personal Boundaries

Clayton Christensen eloquently takes the conventional business idea of marginal thinking and applies it to personal…

Values: A Part of the Everyday

Our personal values relate to decisions we make every day. Even the most mundane according…

Do Your Values Actually Mean Something?

In this Harvard Business Review article, Patrick M. Lencioni discusses how constructing organizational core values…

Values and What We Do

It’s pretty easy to identify the values of a cultural organization or initiative. Most mention…

Failure or Success: What are we more afraid of? A Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture Conversation

Photo by Martin Fisch via Flickr This week, we are sharing some of the inspiring…

Do you need the matrix?

A board matrix is a tool that methodically attempts to first inventory the needs of an organization at board level, then the alignment between these needs and both current and potential board members.

Competing Values

Jeff DeGraff, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, introduces the concept of competing values.

Creating High-Performing Teams

Paula Caproni, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, outlines the keys to creating high-performing teams.

Communicate the “Why?”

Paula Caproni, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, talks about the importance of communicating why you do what you do… not just the what and the how.

Reframing Negotiation

Shirli Kopelman, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, suggests that negotiation shouldn’t be a “winner take all” experience.

Negotiating Better

Shirli Kopelman, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, provides some simple techniques to help you improve your negotiation skills.

Reading List: Hacks

The brains behind IDEO offer three quick creativity challenges to help you in getting unstuck.

Are You a Board Member or a Bored Member?

We frequently hear from executives about managing board relationships. In this post, Alorie Clark shares a board member’s perspective how to stay engaged.

Change Leadership Lessons in the Gettysburg Address

Nancy Koehn (Harvard Business School professor and faculty for the NAS Chief Executive Program) speaks about leadership lessons in the iconic speech.

Evaluating to Increase Impact

The story that I share today is about how one organization followed their curiosity and learned not only from the evaluation data but from the process itself.

Governance in the 21st Century

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

Building Cultures of Innovation, Embracing Change and Becoming More Foxy

Editor’s note:  As part of our online discussion around The Summit at Sundance, we have invited…

Creating the 21st Century Board

Editor’s note: Over the next two weeks, we’ll feature posts around the final convening of…

Developing Transformative Employees and Systems

Editor’s note: Over the next two weeks, we’ll feature posts around the final convening of…

Goldilocks and the Three Bowls of Data

Barring residence under a rock or an other-worldly state of bliss, it is unlikely that…

Leading Change Without Crisis

How to build organizational intuition through a process of discovery and debate around an organization’s purpose and by refocusing attention outside rather than inside the organization

Emerging Leaders and Board Membership: Finding the Right Fit

Fielding Grasty, NAS Director of Programs, shares some tips and advice for emerging leaders interested in gaining governance experience.

Board Membership: Finding the Right Fit

As an emerging leader, it can be difficult finding a nonprofit board to join. I…

How should organizations approach teamwork?

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.

What is the key element of relationship-building?

Surry Scheerer, executive coach and lecturer at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, talks about the importance of listening.

How does your approach to partnerships reflect your organization’s culture?

Laura Zabel, executive director of Springboard for the Arts, suggests that framing partnerships as opportunities can be a powerful force in an organization.

Training ourselves to see the invisible gorilla

A recent study found that we only find what we are trained to look for. What does this mean for arts and culture leaders?

Stories from the Field: Boston Children’s Chorus

Frederick Douglas once said “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken…

Mission-Driven: Aligning an Organization to Create Social Impact

The mission of the Boston Children’s Chorus informs its programming, logistics and operations. They are very aware of the way race and culture not only affect Boston, but the greater community. Their vision ensures that the mission is reflected in every aspect of the organization.

How do cultural institutions break down internal silos?

Ken Neufeld, former president of Victoria Theatre Association, talks about that organization’s experience in cross-departmental collaboration.

Deal Making 2.0: A Guide to Complex Negotiations

“Deal Making 2.0: A Guide to Complex Negotiations” David A. Lax and James K. Sebenius…

Inciting a Free for All: Empowering staff, breaking down silos and changing a culture

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.

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