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Entries by Michael Kaiser from 08/2010

The Art of Celebration

| Posted 08.02.2010 | Entertainment

One of the things arts managers very often forget to do is to celebrate success. It is easy in the current economic climate, when we are all struggli...

The Endowment Conundrum

| Posted 08.09.2010 | Arts

I certainly would rather have an endowment than not have one. Endowments do not necessarily create fiscal stability. As we observed in this recession, one cannot depend on endowment earnings.

An Implementation Plan

| Posted 08.16.2010 | Entertainment

One of my favorite management tools is the implementation plan I develop to support my strategic plan. An implementation plan breaks each strategy in...

The Planner vs. the Entrepreneur

| Posted 08.23.2010 | Entertainment

Everyone who knows me well knows that I am, at heart, a planner. I plan everything I do, often very far in advance. I have spent much of the last tw...

Primal Scream Day

| Posted 08.30.2010 | Entertainment

Imagine this scene: Yankee Stadium is filled to the gills with arts managers who wait quietly and expectantly. There are museum directors, opera produ...