Compleat Leader: Organizational Behavior

 

Organizational behavior is concerned with exploring the ways in which people, individuals, and groups act to build relationships and work effectively within organizational structures and cultures.

 

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Must Reads

resources compiled by National Arts Strategies and the Getty Leadership Institute

Must Reads resources on organizational culture

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Tribal Leadership

by Dave Logan, CultureSync

Link to audio book download

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Managing the Creative - Engaging New Audiences convening

In 2004, the Getty Leadership Institute and National Arts Strategies co-hosted a convening entitled, Managing the Creative - Engaging New Audiences which brought together twenty-three leaders from the nonprofit arts and the for-profit creative sectors to discuss the similarities, differences, and potential intersections between the sectors in relation to effective management of creative processes.

Background Note

By Adrian Ellis

This paper was produced as a background note for the convening.

1. Introduction. The purpose of the meeting is to explore the extent to which nonprofit and for-profit cultural organizations—museums, orchestras, opera companies, theaters, dance companies on the one hand and the gamut of film, publishing, media, fashion, music, commercial theater, video and related enterprises on the other—have things to learn from one another with respect to both the effective management of creative processes and finding an audience or market for the fruits of their labors. This note suggests some lines of inquiry...  Full text (188 Kb).


Key Findings

By Jim Rosenberg

This paper summarizes key findings from the Managing the Creative - Engaging New Audiences convening.

In June 2004, the Getty Leadership Institute and National Arts Strategies brought together twenty-three leaders from the nonprofit arts and the for-profit creative sectors to discuss the similarities, differences, and potential intersections between the sectors. Our discussion was guided by the fundamental question, “Are there truly two separate creative sectors in the United States—a nonprofit arts sector and a for-profit entertainment sector—or is it more useful to consider one, national creative sector?” This is an especially compelling question to consider today, as both for-profit and nonprofit creative organizations search for ways to create the “elbow room” needed to take creative risks that renew both profits and artistic quality. The United States is in a period of tremendous cultural and policy change, some of which made our participants question whether 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations as we know them today will exist in ten years. This convening was a first step towards greater collaboration across the two sectors to help ensure the most vibrant creative culture and continued financial success...  Full text (245 Kb).

Responses to issues raised by the Managing the Creative - Engaging New Audiences convening:

Andrew Taylor's follow-up discussion, “Getty Roundtable Weblogs” from his blog, The Artful Manager.

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Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances

By J. Richard Hackman

Book abstract and ordering information

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

By Patrick M. Lencioni

Jossey-Bass abstract and ordering information

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Power Up: Transforming Organizations Through Shared Leadership

By David L. Bradford and Allan R. Cohen

Book abstract and ordering information

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Leading Creative People: Orchestrating Expertise and Relationships

By Michael D. Mumford, Ginamarie M. Scott, Blaine Gaddis, Jill M. Strange

Article reprint from The Leadership Quarterly, Volume 13, Issue 6, December 2002, Pages 705-750

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Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them & Using Them to Ignite Your Organization

By Jean Lipman-Blumen and Harold J. Leavitt

Google book abstract

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Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

By Liz Wiseman, with Greg McKeown

Google book abstract

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