Talent: Lessons from the Arts

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Talent: Lessons from the Arts

  1. 1. A Few “ talent Lessons ” from the Arts
  2. 2. A Few “Talent Lessons” from the Arts Each hired and developed and inspired and evaluated in unique ways (23 contributors = 23 unique contributions = 23 pathways = 23 distinct personalities = 23 sets of motivators) Attitude/Enthusiasm/Energy paramount! Re-lent-less!!!!!!!!!!! “Peculiar” = requisite (Each expected to make unique/“peculiar” contribution) “Practice is cool” (Practice stars = Performance stars. See George Leonard’s Mastery ; Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit ) Team and Individual equally cherished Aspire to EXCELLENCE = Obvious (Excellence = Cool)) Ex-e-cu-tion Talent = Brand = Duh “The Project” rules Emotional language Okay “Bit players”? No! (All = Vital) Standard = B.I.W . (Best. In. World.) Different events = Different rosters (Duh.)
  3. 3. “ The role of the Director is to create a space where the actor or actress can become more than they’ve ever been before, more than they’ve dreamed of being .” —Robert Altman, Oscar acceptance
  4. 4. “ My only goal is to have no goals. The goal, every time, is that film, that very moment .” —Bernardo Bertolucci
  5. 5. “ I’m looking for insane commitment.” —Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit
  6. 6. "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, leaking oil, shouting ‘ GERONIMO!’ ” — Bill McKenna, professional motorcycle racer ( Cycle magazine 02.1982)
  7. 7. "The object of life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, 'Holy Shit, What a Ride!!!’ ” — Mavis Leyrer (feisty OCTOGENARIAN , living in Seattle)

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