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Technical Management for the Performing Arts by Dennis Dorn, Mark Shanda

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Chapter 3Authority

Regardless of the employing organization, in order to function within that organization and have influence on the Time, Talent, Money Triangle, a technical manager must establish and sustain a level of “authority” in his or her work. Authority is defined here as a capacity recognized by others that supports an individual’s successful management and completion of a given task. More succinctly, and in personal terms, authority rests in the level of confidence that an individual exhibits and that others grant in recognition of that person’s ability to complete a job. There is recognition that the manager possesses the skills, training, and personality to effect mundane and even seemingly insurmountable odds in working to achieve ...

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