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What does it mean to be a performing arts leader? Leadership in the Performing Arts addresses and analyzes this question by presenting the wisdom and expertise of eleven men and women with experience leading nonprofit performing arts institutions in the United States. These successful leaders provide many real-world examples of business practices that may be generally applied by practitioners in our field, and throughout the nonprofit sector. The book examines:The leader’s career path and professional growthThe leader’s visionLeadership styles and the importance of interpersonal skillsSetting and executing organizational prioritiesLeading decision-making and communication processesCreating change and innovationChallenges faced in leading an institutionInterviewees include: Kathy Brown, executive director of the New York City Ballet; Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera; Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing; Karen Brooks Hopkins, president and chief executive officer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Timothy J. McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation; Laura Penn, executive director of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society; Arlene Shuler, president and chief executive officer of the New York City Center; Paul Tetreault, director of Ford Theatre; Nancy Umanoff, executive director of the Mark Morris Dance Group; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director of The Public Theater; and Harold Wolpert, managing director of the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Number of Pages: 229
Genre: Performing Arts, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Business Aspects, Leadership
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Tobie S. Stein
Street Date: April 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-9025
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