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Leadership, Management Lessons from the Performing Arts
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Arts teach valuable life, career lessons

Arts teach valuable life, career lessons | Performance Project | Scoop.it

Data show it may increase academic performance, enhance skill building, reduce absenteeism, improve self-confidence and add to one's quality of life, in addition to other benefits.

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Why leadership today is like playing jazz

Why leadership today is like playing jazz | Performance Project | Scoop.it
‘Imagination and improvisation’ are skills that leaders need now to succeed
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Ferguson’s Formula

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In 2012 Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse had a unique opportunity to examine Ferguson’s management approach and developed an HBS case study around it. Now she and Ferguson have collaborated on an analysis of his enormously successful methods.

Journey to Greatness
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An article that should be read if you're a subscriber and worth buying (and reading) if you're not.

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Don't Treat Your Career Marathon Like a Sprint

Don't Treat Your Career Marathon Like a Sprint | Performance Project | Scoop.it
You won't win the race until you learn to pace yourself.
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I've been a little heavy on sports examples recently --  but they've been really good ones.  Back to some very good ones from the performing arts soon.

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Coach Tony Dungy’s Leadership Style

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Tony Dungy’s Leadership Qualities
Tony Dungy was the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl Champion XLI. He is known as being the mentor leader as many of his practices focus on the people of the team.
5 Leadership Traits of Coach Dungy
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Via Thomas Faltin, James Schreier
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Another example pulled from sports...

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Pirates GM Neal Huntington committed to his vision of how to build team

Pirates GM Neal Huntington committed to his vision of how to build team | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Pirates GM Neal Huntington committed to his vision of how to build team
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
"I think it starts with, and obviously it comes from him, a vision for the organization, a vision for the club," assistant GM Greg Smith said.
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The focus of the Performance Project is on the performing arts -- but on occasion it does include good examples from sports.

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Beyond the Talk: Why Performance Is All That Really Matters

Beyond the Talk: Why Performance Is All That Really Matters | Performance Project | Scoop.it
“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” — Mae West, American actress.
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Spock Had It Right: It’s About Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

Spock Had It Right: It’s About Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Why is creating a diverse team important? Do you know how to create diverse teams?


As the Vulcans say in Star Trek, “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.” Diverse groups of individuals bring diverse ideas and experiences, diverse ideas and experiences contribute to increased sharing of thoughts and ideas, development of new solutions, and increased innovation.

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Another good leadership lesson from Star Trek.

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Frankie Valli Q&A: Looking Back at 50 Years of The Four Seasons

Frankie Valli Q&A: Looking Back at 50 Years of The Four Seasons | Performance Project | Scoop.it
There is a scene in the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" that represents the sustained success of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio and their
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If I Had A Hammer, I’d Hammer Out Ready-Made Workplace Solutions

If I Had A Hammer, I’d Hammer Out Ready-Made Workplace Solutions | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Remember Peter, Paul and Mary’s version of the song “If I Had a Hammer?
James Schreier's insight:

I have to post this -- if only for the reference to Peter, Paul, and Mary.  They provided me with one of my first awareness points about the importance of practice, practice, practice.  I could argue very easily that they were responsible for the origin of this project.  


My "Peter, Paul, and Mary" story has been a staple in a number of my training programs for years.  

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Seven Leadership Tips From Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan

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New Yorker
Seven Leadership Tips From Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan
Forbes
That's the kind of analogy that surfaces in every discussion about the showrunner of Breaking Bad, which premieres its final eight-episode run tonight.
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Seems a popular source of leadership ideas with the final season starting.

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Leadership Reflections From The Documentary 20 Feet From Stardom - Forbes

Leadership Reflections From The Documentary 20 Feet From Stardom - Forbes | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Leadership Reflections From The Documentary 20 Feet From Stardom
Forbes
This wonderful movie is about backup singers. Yes, backup singers.
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Four Reasons You're an Epic Failure in Building Trust

Four Reasons You're an Epic Failure in Building Trust | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Ryan Braun experienced an epic failure this week. The All Star outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, and former American League MVP, was suspended by Major League Baseball for the remaining 65 game...
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I post sports-related items to the Performance Project rarely -- but is so relevant to the purpose of the project -- and painful to my home team, that...

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Veterans Pursue Careers in the Arts

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New York Times
Veterans Pursue Careers in the Arts
New York Times
His Veteran Artist Program helps former soldiers learn to navigate the entertainment business and pitch their projects.
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A perfect post for Veteran's Day!

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Hiring Horrors: 4 Lessons We Can Learn From Scary Movies

Hiring Horrors: 4 Lessons We Can Learn From Scary Movies | Performance Project | Scoop.it
With Halloween around the corner, it might be time to admit hiring can be downright scary. You want to find the best people for your company before the competition picks them off one by one. …
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How Formula One is selling its big data know-how

How Formula One is selling its big data know-how | Performance Project | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE - Wander around the pits at a Formula One car race and you're as likely to bump into a laptop-wielding scientist or engineer as a mechanic with a spanner.
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Watching an F1 race is a clear example of performance driven (!) by outstanding performers -- and by "Big Data" 

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Leadership Lessons From Halloween Costumes

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Leadership Lessons From Halloween Costumes
Leadership lessons should start young. Those who grow-up playfully imagining power and success will more likely grow into the possibilities their imaginations created.

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If I can consider Halloween Costumes part of "performing art" for young children and perhaps teens (and perhaps even adults), there is an interesting message here.

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Promoting Teamwork? It May Be the Key to Your Organization’s Success

Promoting Teamwork? It May Be the Key to Your Organization’s Success | Performance Project | Scoop.it
We learn at an early age the importance of working as a team. From Little League baseball to group projects in college, teamwork is usually encouraged in a major way.
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I'll sneak the reference in for Little League Baseball to get this one today.

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Why The Best Teams Might Be Temporary

Why The Best Teams Might Be Temporary | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Research suggests that an established team can become too comfortable.
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Wow -- what a good piece on lessons from Broadway -- one of my favorite sources for this project.

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Jersey Boys: At Frankie Camp, new Vallis are groomed to hit their peaks

Wanted: a leading man shorter than 5 feet 9 who can pass for Italian. Must be able to act, dance and sing falsetto. Also must have charisma to fill an iconic role. Requires many auditions and a training camp.
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Four Leadership Lessons From Ender's Game

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Four Leadership Lessons From Ender's Game
Forbes
Ender's Game was first written in 1985, proceeded to win the Hugo and Nebula Awards (science fiction's highest honors), and has remained popular ever since.
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Three Hiring Takeaways From the Miss America Pageant

Three Hiring Takeaways From the Miss America Pageant | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Since 1921, every year the crown has been perched atop the head of a new Miss America. Despite the many changes in our society since the pageant started, gathering around the television to …
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Defining Employee Engagement: It Helps if You Can See It in Action

Defining Employee Engagement: It Helps if You Can See It in Action | Performance Project | Scoop.it
One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “how do you define employee engagement?
James Schreier's insight:

This is good insight on why using examples from the performing arts can be good messages for leadership and management  -- stories portray good examples of engagement.

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Why every leader needs to watch "Breaking Bad"

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Why every leader needs to watch "Breaking Bad"
CBS News
(MoneyWatch) Walter White, the antihero in the acclaimed TV series "Breaking Bad," is the ideal leader and the role model for you -- if you read popular leadership books.
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24 Ways Musical Theater Made You A Better Person

But actually. Growing up as a drama kid gets you ready for anything.
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Fantastic points -- thanks to John Michael Diaz

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