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Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

A fascinating animated talk by Daniel Pink about the surprising things that do (and don’t) motivate people.

How should arts and culture organizations approach succession planning?

Sally Sterling, an executive search consultant within Spencer Stuart, talks about what boards should be thinking about when planning for succession.

How do you find the right talent for your organization?

Sally Sterling, an executive search consultant within Spencer Stuart, shares her experience in finding the right person for the job.

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.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Sally Sterling, an executive search consultant within Spencer Stuart, discusses the importance of organization-wide involvement and buy-in when creating change.

Barry’s Blog: OUR BUSINESS MODEL IS OUTDATED AND HARMING US

A thought provoking article on business structure.

Motivated Multitasking: How the Brain Keeps Tabs on Two Tasks at Once: Scientific American

For those convinced they are adept multi-taskers, a slim line of defense against the prevailing wisdom that it can’t be done.

Column: Why Businesses Don’t Experiment – Harvard Business Review

A great column that talks about the common organizational bias toward answers rather than questions… even though asking the right questions will ultimately lead to the best answers.

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…

Start With Why, Simon Sinek

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.

Making emotional case for change interview with Chip Heath – McKinsey Quarterly – Organization – Change Management

An interview with Chip Heath on bringing about change in your organization by appealing to more than just logic.

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.

Inspiring & Motivating Arts & Culture Teams