Nightmare chairs and how to survive them

The chairs who run arts boards are usually corporate successes and often rich and powerful. But that doesn't necessarily mean they are good at the job.
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In arts management, the most important set of communication requirements is between the Chair and the CEO. There are all sorts of Chairs:

And of course, there are good ones who know what their job is: to hire and fire the CEO and to make sure that organisation is fulfilling its mission and on track to meet its strategic goals.

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Ann Tonks
About the Author
Ann Tonks is an experienced cultural manager and teacher who has worked in the creative industries for over 30 years. She was General Manager of the MTC from 1994 to 2012 and is the author of The A to Z of Arts Management available from Tilde University Press.