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Stage Manager, 2nd Edition by Larry Fazio

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2The Anatomy of a Good SM

The most well-covered topic of any book on SMing is what makes a good SM. There didn’t seem to be much more that could be said. I began compiling a list, but that became long and overwhelming. It wasn’t anything more than what any person would want to be in a leadership and supervisory position. Then I thought, if I approached this subject in a different way, maybe picking out some of the more prominent qualities I have seen in myself, in other SMs, and with people in leadership positions, a different picture might emerge and bring greater understanding. Being the detailed, visual, and analytical person I am, even before writing this chapter I had in mind the title, “The Anatomy of a Good SM.”

It was from there I began ...

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