Consistency

Posted in Disentangling Thoughts on Theatre on October 16, 2017 by RobALott

“She is so consistent.”

“Well, at least he’s consistent.”

Consistency is only a compliment if you are consistently good.

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My Hope: A Well Functioning Team

Posted in A Note to Directors, Disentangling Thoughts on Theatre, Got Me Thinkin', Nuts & Bolts Stuff, Thoughts on Leadership on October 9, 2017 by RobALott

I hope for each of you that one day you’ll have the joy of working on a well functioning team.

Everyone should have the experience, at least once in their lives, being part of a team where trust, candor, commitment, accountability, and attention to results abound.

(The thing is, once you’ve experienced being on a great team, it easily becomes a way of life and is really hard to go back to anything else.)

For What You Get In Return…

Posted in Got Me Thinkin', Thoughts on Leadership on October 2, 2017 by RobALott

So, you say a few nice words.

You do a little extra.

You show up a little early and you stay a little longer.

You remember an important date.

You stop what you’re doing and have a conversation.

It’s a small price to pay for what you get in return.

For what you get in return,

it’s a steal.

Pay Attention to the Rule Breakers

Posted in A Note to Directors, Creativity, Got Me Thinkin', Thoughts on Leadership, Uncategorized on September 25, 2017 by RobALott

They tend to become the leaders.

(Sorry rule followers.)

You Are Connected

Posted in Got Me Thinkin', Thoughts on Leadership on September 18, 2017 by RobALott

You are connected somewhere.
You have strings you can pull.
You have calls you can make.
You have influence and clout you can leverage.

So use it and do it!

Use it to make someone's day.
Use it to make someone smile.
Use it to make something just a little easier.

Sparking Creativity

Posted in A Note to Directors, Creativity, Got Me Thinkin', Nuts & Bolts Stuff on September 12, 2017 by RobALott

Two legit ways to spark creativity:

1) Get yourself out of routine. Do something out of the ordinary. Go somewhere you've never been.

2) Do something that's so routine, your mind can wander. Delve into a task that's so mindless, your muscles have so memorized, your imagination has no choice but to fill the void.

Responding to the Critics

Posted in A Note to Directors, Got Me Thinkin', Nuts & Bolts Stuff, Thoughts on Leadership on September 4, 2017 by RobALott

Before responding to your critics, one of the first questions you might ask should be:

"How much influence does this critic have?"

"Will my response to their critique elevate their opinion and influence?"

Not every critic gets the privilege of a response.