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How managers are learning to listen, improvise and all that jazz

How managers are learning to listen, improvise and all that jazz | Performance Project | Scoop.it
How managers are learning to listen, improvise and all that jazz Chicago Tribune Likewise, jazz artist and educator Tony Garcia, who has backed up Ella Fitzgerald and taught jazz students at Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University,...
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Leadership, Management Lessons from the Performing Arts
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The Performance Project

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The Performance Project” is focused on lessons for leadership and management from live performing arts, music, theatre, and dance, and from sports.

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The following link is to a song, "Why" from "Tick, Tick, Boom!"  Thanks to Michael Ingersoll, (Under the Streetlamp, Jersey Boys) for giving me:  "Over and over and over til we got it right."  It's clearly the theme song for this topic and The Performance  Project.  Message to leaders and managers:  PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!


Why -- from Tick, Tick, Boom


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Beware the Winning Streak

Beware the Winning Streak | Performance Project | Scoop.it
How well do people factor past performance into their expectations for the future? Not very, according to studies.
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The 3 Secrets of The NEW One Minute Manager

The 3 Secrets of The NEW One Minute Manager | Performance Project | Scoop.it
On May 5, HarperCollins will release The New One Minute Manager, a new book based on the 1982 business classic co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.  Recognizing that the world has chan...
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Hopefully this update of one of the most important "management" books ever written will have as much impact as the original.  And importantly, it's clearly an "update" to the original not a repudiation -- the basic concepts are still there!

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The Curse of Unspoken Expectations - 3 Ways to Improve Teamwork and Collaboration

The Curse of Unspoken Expectations - 3 Ways to Improve Teamwork and Collaboration | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Unspoken expectations are a curse upon relationships. It's a surefire way to guarantee you will have conflict and discord that leads to poor teamwork and collaboration in the workplace. Some time a...
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I'm posting this to the Performance Project because it is such an important issue -- handled very poorly in way too many situations -- and handled much better in the performing arts.


One of the major things I've noticed in all my opportunities to closely watch and interview members of the performing arts from concerts and Broadway shows -- clarity of expectations has always been something that's crystal clear.

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Why Preparation Is Key In An Interview

Why Preparation Is Key In An Interview | Performance Project | Scoop.it
When interviewing, it behooves the job seeker to be prepared. But how prepared do you need to be? Find out what to do before an interview.
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Practice-Practice!  A clear theme for many of the posts here!

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“Good Job” – Are These the 2 Most Harmful Words in the English Language?

“Good Job” – Are These the 2 Most Harmful Words in the English Language? | Performance Project | Scoop.it
If you were among the millions of movie fans around the world who tuned in to the Academy Awards on Sunday, you may know that the title of this post refers to a line from one of the films …
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What Logical Lessons Managers Can Learn From Mr. Spock

What Logical Lessons Managers Can Learn From Mr. Spock | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Mr. Spock has died. He lived long, and prospered.
Of course, Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, the character, will still be around because fictional people never really go away, but Leonard Nimoy, the wonderful actor who brought Spock to life, will not.
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10 Life Lessons Learned From Being A Rock Star

10 Life Lessons Learned From Being A Rock Star | Performance Project | Scoop.it
I am remarkably not musically inclined, can't keep a beat, and have a wonderful case of stage fright. I pushed through it all, and threw myself into learning the songs as best I could. I have grown so much both as a person, and as a musician. I've di...
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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

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A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.

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GoStraley's curator insight, February 16, 6:42 PM

Is anyone familiar with Minecraft?  Seems like it should be MindCraft? In the past year TeacherGaming has expanded to include another game called Kerbal, which is more focused on math and engineering than Minecraft is.  

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"Over and over and over til we got it right."

"Why" from "Tick, Tick, Boom!"  Thanks to Michael Ingersoll, (Under the Streetlamp, Jersey Boys) for giving me:  "Over and over and over til we got it right."  Message to leaders and managers:  PRACTICE!

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What College Football Shows Us About Measuring Talent and Results

What College Football Shows Us About Measuring Talent and Results | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Athletes and coaches love the bottom line of a game. You win or you lose. The winner is clear. Usually. This past year, college football addressed a long-standing challenge that many of us …
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Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz

Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz

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What Duke Ellington and Miles Davis teach us about leadership  How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Here’s what the world’s best leaders and teams do: they improvise. They invent novel responses and take calculated risks without a scripted plan or a safety net that guarantees specific outcomes. They negotiate with each other as they proceed

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In this disruptive era, when you can only do so much planning and prep, "leaders must master the art of learning while doing" (from Yes to the Mess, a great read on jazz and leadership).  From:  Rabbi Hayim Herring

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Exclusive Interview - Santa Reveals His Leadership Secrets!

Exclusive Interview - Santa Reveals His Leadership Secrets! | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Each year Santa grants me an exclusive interview where he likes to share nuggets of his leadership wisdom. Over the years he's talked about building high performing teams, delegation, and motivatio...
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7 lessons everyone can learn about leadership from Game of Thrones

7 lessons everyone can learn about leadership from Game of Thrones | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Be true to your values, even if you have to walk away.

Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 14, 7:51 PM

Sex, murder, dragons, warring leaders, and a wall impossible to scale. Does this sound like any corporations you know today? Perhaps, but I am talking about Targaryens, Lannisters, Starks, and Baratheons in Game of Thrones.

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Avouez Que VOUS ÊTES accro!

Addict .... La passion ne s'achève jamais with Game of Thrones!

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Ex-NFL player Boone Stutz prefers pit road over gridiron

Ex-NFL player Boone Stutz prefers pit road over gridiron | Performance Project | Scoop.it

"It's a high-pressure situation, and you have to be able to think in the moment," Stutz said. "Athletes say things will slow down for you the more you do it. I find it kind of the same as with football. Things are speeding by you, and guys are flying by you on pit road, but they 'slow down' when you've done it awhile.

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There are some interesting parallels here on how skills transfer  -- good example on performance.

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James Schreier's curator insight, April 10, 6:36 AM

There are some interesting parallels here on how skills transfer  -- good example on performance.  Valuable information for individuals making major career changes.  A very good example is veterans returning...

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The four leadership styles of the Final Four coaches

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Here's a quick guide to the different coaching styles that define this year's Final Four.
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"Required" change of picture...

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How an NBA Team Thinks About Data, Talent, and Pricing

How an NBA Team Thinks About Data, Talent, and Pricing | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Basketball is on the brain in March. And while the differences are aplenty between college basketball and professional hoops, this sports season got us thinking about the business of athletics.
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3 Tips From Yoda If You're Over 40 And Unemployed

3 Tips From Yoda If You're Over 40 And Unemployed | Performance Project | Scoop.it
If you're over 40 and unemployed, you might want to change your job search perspective. Here are three wise tips from Yoda - read you must!
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5 leadership lessons from House of Cards

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The latest season of Netflix’s popular show may be melodramatic, but there's a lot to learn from all the backstabbing that plays out.
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What Are You Doing to Keep the Best of the Best?

What Are You Doing to Keep the Best of the Best? | Performance Project | Scoop.it
The movie Whiplash — the story of a young talented drummer and his demanding and ruthless teacher — is garnering a lot of attention (it’s been nominated for five Oscars) and it’s …
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How Street Performers Enhance Travel

How Street Performers Enhance Travel | Performance Project | Scoop.it
We have gained insight into traditional music through instruments and songs we had never heard before, peeked into the history of visual art styles, been dazzled by feats of magic and skill, and discovered how the preparation of street food can be...
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Close enough to pull some management lessons -- I've always enjoyed and learned from watching street performers in San Francisco and New York.

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What Are Your Leadership Priorities? 5 Areas to Target

What Are Your Leadership Priorities? 5 Areas to Target | Performance Project | Scoop.it
During a recent 360 feedback interview, the client I was working with said something that caught my attention. I’ve been thinking of it since then, and it’s having an impact on what I am identifyin...
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A major emphasis of the Performance Project is "Practice, Practice..."  This defines the key areas and is linked to many of the articles posted for this topic!

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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Several schools, including ones in high-poverty areas, are making art critical to the learning of more academic subjects. They're seeing remarkable student improvement as a result of arts integration.
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How Seinfeld Is Teaching Psychiatry to Medical Students

How Seinfeld Is Teaching Psychiatry to Medical Students | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Professor has trainees offer psychiatric evaluations of characters
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Yes!

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What Board Games Can Teach Business

What Board Games Can Teach Business | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Patrick Hruby A board game is a tiny universe: The rules are the laws of physics or social norms, the board is the physical environment, cards often function as resources or catalysts, dice provide a dollop of randomness. And those little pawns? They’re you and me. I’m gonna stick it to you, make you bleed, […]
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Fascinating article -- fits here for a variety of reasons....

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Red Shirt Relationships Becoming More Important

Red Shirt Relationships Becoming More Important | Performance Project | Scoop.it
With the increasing intensity of labor shortages, social media in recruiting is becoming more important than ever before. According to recruiting guru Peter Weddle, "The art of social recruiting involves the development of two kinds of candidate relationships": Blink Relationships, those that can "establish trust and familiarity in the blink of an eye" and Red Shirt Relationships, those that involve having talent waiting "on the bench".
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