Coaching the Arts Quarterback

Joseph H. Kluger

October 2006


Although modern management gurus Warren Bennis and Peter Drucker have debunked the myth that there is a genetic factor to leadership, it was many years earlier that Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers football team, said “Leaders are not born; they are made.”

Arts organizations now recognize the need for executive leadership training, albeit with this bias: although cognitive learning programs are valuable, they are not a substitute for on-the-job training.

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