Editorial Cartoon: Boo!

Adaptistration’s editorial cartoonist, Paul Dixon, is at it again and this time around he’s crafted a special Halloween treat. If you’ve been fretting about what you’re going to do for a costume tonight, this may give you an idea or two.

And just in case you need to brush up on standard hits to help with the tune: [ilink url=”http://youtu.be/50xGa0rQ3s4″]http://youtu.be/50xGa0rQ3s4[/ilink]

Curious about the cartoon’s [sws_css_tooltip position=”center” colorscheme=”rosewood” width=”450″ url=”” trigger=”backstory” fontSize=”12″]A few months ago, a colleague (you know who you are) sent a link to a video that some might call a curious choice to see at this point in the field’s timeline, especially at this website. I forwarded it on to Dixon and the rest is history. You can find the video here: http://tinyurl.com/4xvdedk. [/sws_css_tooltip]?

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About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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