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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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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Solo

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On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold did the impossible. Alex free-soloed the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Free-soloing is the climbing of a rock-face without the use of any safety equipment. Alex had no harness, no safety net, nothing to catch him if he were to fall. Such a feat seems nigh-impossible. To …
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Nine Movies That Can Teach Your Children About Business

Nine Movies That Can Teach Your Children About Business | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Films can be a great way to spark discussions with children about entrepreneurship—and maybe inspire them to want to start a company.
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bohemian Rhapsody

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There are classic stadium rock anthems everybody knows. Songs such as We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, or Another One Bites The Dust. These songs are played in sports arenas across the country. The members of Queen were masters at crafting songs that have lasted through generations. Members Farrokh Bulsara, stage named Freddie Mercury (Rami …
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Quotes And Leadership From First Man

When the movie First Man was released, there was a huge controversy. What was the controversy? First Man doesn’t show the astronaut Neil Armstrong planting the United States flag when he sets foot on the moon. Because of the lack of the flag, a lot of people protested the movie by refusing to see the movie. …
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Why You Should Hire a Musician

Why You Should Hire a Musician | Performance Project | Scoop.it
“Shouldn’t you be playing in an orchestra somewhere?” I was interviewing for a job in the New York City Mayor’s Office, having just finished graduate
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Excellent -- and so related to "Audition for Your Next Job"

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Predator 4

The Predator is the fourth film in the Predator movie series. This time around, a Predator ship crash lands on Earth. An Army Ranger team is attacked by the Predator (Brian A. Prince). And then we discover there’s more to this Predator than we had once believed. The Predator is a fast-moving, violent (it is …
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Don Yaeger on Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently

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In this episode, Don Yaeger, author of Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently, discusses his research on why some teams win when others fail. "My research of the business and sports world uncovered sixteen things that successful teams do, and I grouped them into four main pillars," explains Yaeger. (As you listen,…
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Kin The Movie

Kin tells the story of Elijah Solinski (Myles Truitt), his ex-con brother Jimmy Solinski (Jack Reynor), and former stripper Milly (Zoe Kravitz). Eli (what Elijah goes by in Kin) and Jimmy are fleeing Taylor Balik (James Franco), a crime lord who Jimmy owes $60,000. Also starring in Kin is Dennis Quaid as Hal Solinski, Jimmy’s father …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mile 22

Mile 22 finds CIA operative James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) leading a paramilitary team on a mission to extract a valuable asset out of Southeast Asia. His small team makes sacrifices along the way to see the safe transport of Li Noor (Iko Uwais) to gain access to an encoded hard drive. Mile 22 is an intense thrill-ride. …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Skyscraper

When I first saw the trailer for Skyscraper with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I was hooked. The trailer for Skyscraper looked like a cross between my favorite Christmas movie Die Hard and Liam Neeson’s Taken. With those two movies combined, it had to be good. Skyscraper tells the story of Will Sawyer. Will is a former …
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Alex Hutchinson on Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Alex Hutchinson on Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance | Performance Project | Scoop.it
In this episode, Alex Hutchinson shares what he learned from ten years of researching human performance. He explains that whether you are running a marathon, building a career, or raising a family, you will have fundamental struggles. And even though the situations are very different, the struggles are similar. "Human achievement relies upon the ability…
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An indirect, but excellent link to the Performance Project

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return in the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man And The Wasp. In this outing, The Wasp (played by Evangeline Lilly) and her father Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) are in search of Janet Van Dyne (the original Wasp portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer), their mother/wife. Their search began anew when …
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If Leroy Jethro Gibbs Was Your Boss ... 13 Rules To Work By

If Leroy Jethro Gibbs Was Your Boss ... 13 Rules To Work By | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Of course, not all of Leroy Jethro Gibb’s rules can be applied to business, but here are 13 worth tweaking for your environment.
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Tim Burton movies are easy to pick out from the rest of the movies you may have seen. They are quirky and dark. They tell stories in a way you will remember them. His first big screen movie was Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. From there, he directed Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Batman Returns. Then he …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them | Performance Project | Scoop.it
Pam and I were able to view a movie we’d missed in the theater but had desired to see. Having watched the Harry Potter movies and enjoying them, we were excited for the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Two years after its 2016 release, we made that desire a reality. …
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Leadership Lessons From Unstoppable

Unstoppable is the 2010 film based loosely on a real incident of a runaway train.  Generally praised for its action and described as a “great popcorn film,” it grossed $167 million.  Unstoppable starred Denzel Washington as Frank Barnes, soon to be retired – unwilling forced by the railroad – and Chris Pine as Will Colson, …
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Honored that Joseph Lalonde allowed me to post another article on his site.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Venom The Movie

Despite the Disney and 21st Century Fox inches closer to closing, 21st Century Fox still has a couple of superhero movies left in the queue. Gambit, Dark Phoenix, and The New Mutants are all upcoming Marvel movies. They’ve also recently released another Marvel movie. That movie? Venom! Venom is the story of Eddie Brock (Tom …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Based on John Bellairs’ 1973 novel (You can buy the book here), The House With A Clock In Its Walls stars Jack Black as the eccentric Uncle Jonathan Barnavelt, Owen Vaccaro as Jonathan’s nephew Lewis Barnavelt, and Cate Blanchett as Jonathan’s love interest Florence Zimmerman. Directed by horror-movie expert Eli Roth, The House With A Clock In Its Walls …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Unbroken: Path To Redemption

In 2014, Angelina Jolie directed the amazing Unbroken movie. Unbroken told the fascinating story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Louie was always in trouble. That’s when his older brother, Pete, steps in and takes him under his wing. Pete trains Louie to become an Olympic runner. When World War 2 happened, Louie had to give up …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney's Pocahontas

Disney’s Pocahontas released in 1995 and is an animated romantic musical. Yeah, that’s quite the mix but Disney’s formula works for Pocahontas. Telling the story of the American Indian Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) and Captain John Smith (Mel Gibson), you see how two worlds can collide. Pocahontas comes from an American Indian tribe. John Smith arrives …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Crazy Rich Asians

What do you get when you cross My Big Fat Greek Wedding with a cast of Asians? You get the hilarious, entertaining, enjoyable movie Crazy Rich Asians. Crazy Rich Asians tells the story of the extremely wealthy and good looking Nick Young (Henry Golding) and his girlfriend Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as they travel to Singapore …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Antboy

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This past weekend was a busy one (and I’m not just saying that!) The annual Unity Christian Music Festival was Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I ran a half-marathon distance. And there was the True Believers Fest by Marquis Comics where comic fans, wrestlers, and more came together. While it was a great weekend, it …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Teen Titans Go! To The Movies | Performance Project | Scoop.it
We discuss the leadership lessons from Teen Titans Go! To The Movies in the latest Reel Leadership article. Discover the leadership lessons in the latest DC animate
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Equalizer 2

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Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall in the Equalizer 2. Robert serves as an avenging angel. He goes after those who prey on the weak and the powerless. When one of his close friends is murdered, he sets out on a mission. He will find the people responsible for Susan Plummer’s (Melissa Leo) death and avenge …
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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Porco Rosso

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I recently had the opportunity to view this classic Studio Ghibli film in an actual theater! GKIDS brought back many Studio Ghibli animated adventures back to the big screen during Studio Ghibli Fest. Other movies shown during Studio Ghibli Fest include Grave Of The Fireflies, The Cat Returns, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away. Porco …
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