Interviewing for the big job

Michael Kaiser’s recent article in the Huffington Post got me thinking about what skills we need to make sure the future leaders of our arts organizations have; how can we help them be prepared to take the reins?  Then last week a friend asked for advice on interviewing for her first Executive Director position.  I’ve […]

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Board governance is not for the faint of heart

I just have to say, first of all, that I LOVE the Blue Avocado and You’ve Cott Mail emails.  They are always insightful, useful, and get my brain jumpstarted in the morning.  If you don’t already receive them, click the links and get started. It was an article asking “Who is Responsible for the Board […]

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Theatre critics: are they essential?

A week ago Variety caused an uproar in the arts community by firing chief theatre critic David Rooney and chief film critic Todd McCarthy.  David Cote, writing for the Guardian, went as far as to say, “eliminate critics at your peril.”  My question is, are we upset because this trend is going to cause the general […]

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The fix is already here

I’ve been hearing a lot over the past few years about how the public education system in the U.S. is broken.  I completely agree.  However, I also hear a lot about how it will be SO hard to come up with a better system and will take SO much time and SO much money for […]

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