Creatures of Pattern, Comfort, and Repetition

During my undergraduate studies, I moved every 17 weeks.  It just seemed as if I would finish a class and discover a new opportunity for my living arrangements. It became a way of life for me and settling into my first apartment after graduation felt wonderful. Moving is not a joyous experience for me, although…

Understanding the Multigenerational Workforce

21st Century organizations have a responsibility to retain workers from the most diverse population of all time. Five generations conduct business in all industries while new commerce emerges through online venues each day. The vocabulary for each generation includes communication challenges for organizations to overcome. The World War II generation, Baby Boom generation, Generation X,…

Reflections on Leadership Styles

Maintaining Motivation in the Workplace Leadership style and motivation practices come naturally to many leaders.  My leadership style has been very transformational by nature, and I have been able to help people actualize their goals by helping them identify the intermediate steps of their journey.  Experiential understanding and early lessons in both psychological determinants of…

Understanding the Multigenerational Workforce

21st Century organizations have a responsibility to retain workers from the most diverse population of all time. Five generations conduct business in all industries while new commerce emerges through online venues each day. The vocabulary for each generation includes communication challenges for organizations to overcome. The World War II generation, Baby Boom generation, Generation X,…

Resonant Leadership

The career field of dance offers young men and women the opportunity to advance to professional contracts by the age of sixteen. For a dancer to accomplish this goal and have a fulfilling career he must be trained to be focused. The lifespan of his career includes being a catalyst for change, applying the excellence…

Inspired: Bill T. Jones

The dance portion of the performing arts profession has been heavy laden in royal decorum. These imperial traditions for conduct are fabulous for cultivating professionalism and an esthetic of formal manners as we watch society indulging in instantaneous casualness. However, the dance industry also cultivated a culture of coercion, unfair wages, and uncaring organizations. A leader who…

Balancing Attributes for Developing Leadership in the Arts

Kimberly Payne Balancing Attributes for Developing Leadership in Arts The role of the leader in an arts organization is to balance the operations, reputation, and strategic success of the company. This requires specific leadership attributes that bond captivating artistry with professional ethics. Developing the leadership attributes of charisma, empathy, and Many artists and their organizations…

Ballet Partnering Techniques for Business Partnering Success

Malone University April 4, 2018 |FOLLOWERSHIP Ballet Partnering Techniques for Business Partnering Success Leadership training has been championed as a key for personal success; learning to be a dynamic follower proves vital to organizational success. Followership is a remarkable concept. Essential followership techniques are emphasized in the methodological process of teaching ballet dancers to partner…

Inspiring: Handbook of a Christian Knight

Followership dates back to Erasmus, a scholar around 1501.  He was asked how a soldier can change his ways. It inspired Enchiridion militis Christiani, or Handbook of a Christian Knight. Erasmus (1501) offered 22 rules for what we would call “good” followership. Rule #1  –   Increase Your Faith Rule #2  –   Act on Your Faith Rule #3  –   Analyze…