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Meaningful and engaging programs at historical institutions need to be well-led in addition to being well-managed in these difficult economic times.

Bruce W. Dearstyne outlines the difference between leaders and managers and highlights the qualities of effective leaders who are visionaries.

Strong leaders are essential for implementing change and guiding institutions in new directions to accommodate an ever diversifying market.

Dearstyne provides tips for guiding change to create participatory, community-centered spaces. Aspiring leaders will find the “Mistakes to Avoid” portion particularly helpful.

Technical Leaflet #258 (2012)