"A Charge to Wonder: the Art Museum as Laboratory"
An analysis of "How We SEE" based on student writings collected over 25 years written about their museum experience. Revised version for academics included as a chapter “The Art Museum as Laboratory for Re-Imagining A Sustainable Future" in Volume 3 of Advances in Appreciative Inquiry- Positive Design and Appreciative Construction: From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Value. Tojo Thatchenkery, David Cooperrider, Michel Avital (Volume Editors) Emerald Publishers. 2010
"Inverting Western Business Models: Why Museum Practices Are Key to a New Leadership Paradigm"
2nd International Committee on Management of International Council of Museums (International Council of Museums standing committee on managementINTERCOM/ICOM) Meeting 2006 "New Roles and Missions of Museums" Taipei, Taiwan, November 2-4, 2006.
In this paper I propose an inversion of common management wisdom. I will argue that, as a new paradigm for creating "knowledge economy" organizations, the museum model of stewardship and innovation has much to teach corporations about long-term survival. Museum leaders have been adept at harnessing internal creativity and inspiring supporters. Their humanities backgrounds have prepared museum leaders to deal with the "phenomenon of organized complexity." (Ghoshal, 2005, p. 81)
"Appreciative Inquiry case study: executive MBA candidates" is a chapter in The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: How It All Comes Together (pp. 81-85). Greenleaf Publishing, UK, and AMACOM in North America. Jeana Wirtenberg et al, ed.
"The Art of Leading the Museum—managing for wonder."
A paper presented at the 4th Annual Critical Management Studies Conference, Cambridge, UK, July 4-6, 2005 that asks the question "what about museum leaders humanities background has informed their leadership capabilities?"
"Creative marketing strategies in small museums: up close and innovative," is included in International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing Volume 10 Issue 4 - November 2005 (199 - 287) Special Issue: Creativity and the Nonprofit Marketing Organization. This special issue looks at the creative theory of marketing, which is included in early editions of Philip Kotler’s Marketing textbook, but completely missing from later editions.
"Getting Started: Involving Your Community in Exhibit Planning" was the topic of a paper presented at American Association of Museums Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, May, 2000. Posted August, 2006, on Community Organizing