21 March 2023

Wrong, Revisited: Museum Worker Pain Points

Can we be wrong and right about museum-field pain points at the same time?

28 February 2023

Can Emergent Skills Save the Museum Sector? A chat with Dr. Lauren Vargas

Museums say they want better community relationships but need better emergent skills first.

21 February 2023

The War of All Against All: Review of The Persuaders, part 2

The callout culture around callout culture only feeds into the War of All Against All.

14 February 2023

Are We Listening? Review of The Persuaders, Part 1

A new book calls out callout culture, but does it practice the deep listening it advocates?

31 January 2023

Can Museums Respond to the Remote/Hybrid Challenge?

If resigning is Great and quitting is Quiet, what does that make remote and hybrid work?

31 August 2022

Links of the Week: August 31, 2022: The System

Considering their educational pedigrees, museum workers aren't used to thinking of their institutions as systems.

12 August 2022

Links of the Week: August 12, 2022: The Fairness Spin

Are efforts to make museums fairer workplaces—including with DEAI—just going in circles?

05 August 2022

Links of the Week: August 5, 2022: Just Eff It?

The dividing line between "just eff it" and "no effing way" has shifted, and museum workers have taken note.

22 July 2022

Links of the Week: July 22, 2022: What Vibrations?

Some leaders think the Great Resignation is caused by bad vibes. It's more than that.

24 May 2022

The Museum Overwork Dilemma—Us or Them?

We've met the museum overwork enemy—but is it us? Join a co-hosted conversation on June 9 to talk it out.

17 May 2022

Are We Approaching Museum Org Culture All Wrong?

What if we're approaching museum org culture backward?

10 May 2022

The Genius Delusion in Museum Work

Like most sectors, museums are in search of geniuses. But is that just the same old idolatry?

11 March 2022

Links of the Week: March 11, 2022: Bury the Lead

Leadership is always considered top-and-center. It should be everywhere.

25 January 2022

Study Hall: The Org Culture of Self-Examination in Museums

Museum-field studies are interesting, but does institutional org culture prevent real learning?

10 December 2021

Links of the Week: December 10, 2021: Everything Must Go, Part 2

Some end-of-year reading on museums, silos, learning, racism, leadership, and climate