Archive for October, 2017

Revenge Isn’t Always Bad

Posted in Creativity, Got Me Thinkin' on October 30, 2017 by RobALott

Revenge isn’t always a bad response. It doesn’t have to be harmful or destructive.

Revenge can be a great source for creativity, a reliable strategy for proving someone wrong, and a forever source to prove your own worth.

Revenge isn’t always bad.

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The Truth About Encores

Posted in A Note to Directors, Disentangling Thoughts on Theatre, Got Me Thinkin', Nuts & Bolts Stuff on October 23, 2017 by RobALott

My uncle was a magician. When someone would ask him to do a trick again, he would say, “The first time is entertainment, the second time is education.”

Often times, when an audience asks us to perform something again, it’s not actually because they want to see it or hear it again, but rather they want to experience that same feeling they had the first time.

The success of an encore performance has more to do with recreating a feeling for our audience than recreating a performance.

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.

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.