This post was originally part of a weeklong exploration of career paths on our ArtsJournal…
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.
An easy to implement matrix that can help you determine where your personal objectives are best met when it comes to making career decisions
Photo by Martin Fisch via Flickr This week, we are sharing some of the inspiring…
The brains behind IDEO offer three quick creativity challenges to help you in getting unstuck.
Barring residence under a rock or an other-worldly state of bliss, it is unlikely that…
A recent study found that we only find what we are trained to look for. What does this mean for arts and culture leaders?
“Deal Making 2.0: A Guide to Complex Negotiations” David A. Lax and James K. Sebenius…
Sutton and Hargadon examine how and why an organization, in this case, IDEO, uses brainstorming sessions. They’ve modified the criteria in Hackman’s effectiveness model to include three factors to consider when using brainstorming as a significant process in your organization.
Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, provides a clear-eyed view…
Giving our minds time to process information when not consciously focused on the decision facing us can result in better outcomes, especially for more complex decisions.
Creativity is not a trait reserved for the lucky few. By immersing your people in unexpected environments, confronting ingrained orthodoxies, using analogies, and challenging your organization to overcome difficult constraints, you can dramatically boost their creative output—and your own.
An article exploring the cognitive barriers at the individual level to change and suggest a more effective way to work with the brain’s wiring rather than against it.
A wry, brief paean to the arts and what the world of business has to…
In this post, Tony Schwartz gives some helpful hints for maintaining focus.
This post very clearly illustrates a wonderful formula for change taught at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan: Discomfort x Vision x First step = Change
The authors argue one is most likely to succeed using an organization’s existing culture to help change behaviors in the shorter-term. These behaviors can in turn change the culture in the longer run.
Research on decision making in consumer behavior, perhaps with broader implications for nonprofits.
The book is divided into short segments with titles such as “Workaholism” and “Reasons to quit” and one of my favorites, “Emulate chefs.” So, if you need a break from the holiday food frenzy or from your great stack of reading, try this book.
This article highlights some of the challenges to productive performance reviews as well as suggestions for how to overcome them.
An interesting article on how we think about complex situations.
An interesting article on the science of management
Just in time for Halloween, the Harvard Business Review blog offers tips for combating the four contagions that create a zombie workplace — “where creative people and good ideas disturbingly molder.”
A fresh look at empirically driven outcome measures; from the “moneyball” guys. What do you think of the lessons they take away from the example?
A workbook designed to help organizations assess and strengthen their governance practices.
With the ever-increasing temptation to focus on what’s new, it’s important to remember that most of our challenges (and their solutions) are not so new.
This article describes how to leverage the collective knowledge and networks of your board of directors so they are able to provide your organization with the strategic direction and support it needs.
For those convinced they are adept multi-taskers, a slim line of defense against the prevailing wisdom that it can’t be done.
I recently heard Simon speak at a Dance NYC conference, and his book is as good a review of the importance of mission (although that’s not what it is about) as any I have ever read. You can watch him on TEDx and get a taste of his thinking.
An interview with Chip Heath on bringing about change in your organization by appealing to more than just logic.
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