Using personal insights of the history museum field's most engaging, innovative and entrepreneurial leaders, Leadership Matters profiles what makes inspiring leadership in 21st-century institutions. These profiles focus not only on history museum presidents, directors, and CEOs, but also on the "leaders within"-deputies, vice-presidents and department heads, as well as their counterparts in the boardroom.
Anne W. Ackerson is the former director of the Museum Association of New York, and has served as director of several historic house museums and historical societies in central and eastern New York in a career spanning thirty-six years. A former museum director, Joan H. Baldwin is the Curator of Special Collections at The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT. A Between 2001 and 2012 she served as Program Assistant for the Museum Association of New York, responsible for writing, research, and program design for the statewide service agency.
Foreword Introduction 1. Ten Simple Myths (and Why You Shouldn't Believe Them) 2. What Brings Us Here? 3. Leadership Training and Development Today 4. Intentional Leadership: Four Fundamentals for the 21st Century 5. The Self-Aware Leader 6. The Authentic Leader 7. The Courageous Leader 8. The Visionary Leader 9. How Do We Know What We Know 10. Ten Simple Truths 11. Turn, Turn, Turn: The Changing Nature of Leadership-Advice for Aspiring Leaders 12. This One's for You: (More Than) A Few Words of Advice for Boards of Trustees 13. There Be Dragons Here 14. The Leadership Agenda for History and Cultural Heritage Museums Bibliography Acknowledgments About the Authors Index