Good management makes museums better. However,most of us don’t have a lot of time to spend to become a better manager. AASLH Technical Leaflet 271If you’re like us, you got promoted into management because you were good at running programs, curating exhibits, or raising money. Unfortunately, those skills don’t necessarily translate into management expertise. If you want to be a better manager, there’s no substitute for practice— but with all your responsibilities, how do you find the time?

This leaflet provides a quick checkup on your management skills and helps prioritize where you want to practice. Learning good management does take time, but let’s reframe that. If you could get 10 percent more done every week that would be awesome. But what if every single person who reported to you could also do 10 percent more? It would be worth your time because you’d see a huge leap in productivity for your organization. That’s the power of good management.

Technical Leaflet #271 (August, 2015)