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…

How should cultural institutions approach change?

Aaron Dworkin, Dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, discusses the importance of thinking about oneself as a social entrepreneur rather than an arts administrator.

Outcome vs Process Oriented Thinking

Research on decision making in consumer behavior, perhaps with broader implications for nonprofits.

What are the qualities of a strong arts leader?

Sally Sterling, an executive search consultant within Spencer Stuart, discusses what makes a successful arts executive.

The case for behavioral strategy – McKinsey Quarterly – Strategy – Strategic Thinking

This is a really interesting interactive feature on the cognitive biases that most impact decision-making…

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Cheryl Sobas, Head of Exhibitions at Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, discusses how education helps staff have a more strategic approach to their work, including increased decision-making, collaboration, and awareness of impact.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Ben Donenberg, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Shakespeare Festival/LA, shares how his approach to leading change has shifted from being unilateral to collaborative over the course of his career.

Inspiring & Motivating Arts & Culture Teams