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Learning from the past, Looking toward the future

From Arts Marketing: Chad Bauman writes about his four-and-a-half years at Arena Stage. When one decides to pursue a career in a field they love, like many theater artists I know, these two adjectives are not mutually exclusive; in fact, many would argue that you can't have one without the other. When joining Arena Stage, I knew there were very few precedents for what we needed to accomplish, and with the opening of the Mead Center and a 2.5 year transition ahead of us, a clear path wasn't always available. It was an opportunity that intimidated me, but I knew that I would get an education of a lifetime.

In looking back, I've learned quite a bit along the way · Go to Learning from the past, Looking toward the future →

You’ve failed, now learn something from it

From Dave Logan at Bnet: In the US economy, failure seems to be stalking office hallways like the Black Death. Like the medieval disease, this economic failure can destroy whole towns. And there is nothing you can do to prevent it from coming. But, here’s the silver lining: You can learn from failure. In fact, it can be your greatest teacher. Failure, and your ability to learn the harshest lessons from it, is the only way to bring maximize your potential. · Go to You’ve failed, now learn something from it →

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Oprah’s lesson 8: Whispers are always messages

Whispers are always messages, and if you don't hear the message, the message turns into a problem. And if you don't handle the problem, the problem turns into a crisis. And if you don't handle the crisis, disaster. Your life is speaking to you. What is it saying? Paul's response: How loud does the whisper have to be?

People management lessons from Disney

From Bruce Jones at Disney Institute: Tracks how Disney sets expectations for employees from even before day one, and then follows through with training, reinforcement and rewards to keep the "cast" operating smoothly. For example, in describing the hiring processes at Disney, they acknowledge that the company culture may not be for everyone, and that it is in fact better to give potential employees the chance to self-select out before entering into the company. · Go to People management lessons from Disney →