The arts leadership dichotomy and why it works

I read this blog post by James Undercofler on the ArtsJournal site (thanks to Thomas Cott for highlighting it!) on Monday and it got me thinking about this strange dual leadership model we have in the performing arts.  Undercofler talks about a model where an Artistic Director, in theory, leads the artistic vision of a company while […]

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A new era for the press release

I’ve been reading Engage! by Brian Solis and it has me all fired up.  I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot more references to this book in the near future. In chapter 6, Solis presents the type of idea that makes you want to slap your forehead and say, “Of course!  Why haven’t we been […]

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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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Why I need to blog, part 2

Back in November Megan Gogerty (the insightful and hillarious playwright and educator) brought her one-woman show, Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant, to Synchronicity.  We got into all sorts of discussions while she was here, including the relative merits (or not) of the movie Twilight: New Moon and the ability (or not) to reframe the discussion […]

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