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CultureFlash: Emotional Intelligence, Rethinking Masculinity in the Workplace, and Live Cinema…

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7 Interview Questions that Determine Emotional Intelligence.

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won’t fit. A candidate’s answers can be telling.

Rethinking What Masculinity Means at the Office.

Offices perpetuate the rigid strictures of masculinity. While gender biases and inflexible systems still hold back working mothers, research has found that fathers who take time off to care for their families may be even more harshly penalized at work. Even a short absence results in lower performance evaluations and fewer awards, something that doesn’t happen when men take time off for other, more “macho” reasons (such as taking a vacation or training for a marathon). Perhaps that helps explain why, in the UK this year, only 1% of fathers took advantage of a brand-new paternity leave policy.

Sure, Money’s Great, But Are There Better Ways to Boost Emerging Artists?

It kind of makes you wonder. What’s the best way for an “emerging artist” to enjoy maximal exposure — hang one of their paintings on a wall (the former approach), thereby exposing their work to buyers and other industry-types, or award them ‘career development grants’ (the latter) to allow them to create work, develop studios, buy materials, pay for living expenses and health care, and pay down student debt?

Live Cinema a Gateway to the Arts, Report Claims.

61% of the live cinema audiences questioned attend theatre and the majority are described as ‘regular cultural attenders’. Only 36% of respondents had never been to a dance or classical event. But the report found that 27% of live cinema attenders were subsequently inspired to visit dance events, 31% were inspired to attend classical events, and 46% intended to see more immersive theatre.

U.S. Senate Committee Submits Private Museum Findings to IRS.

The committee found that private museums operate across a wide spectrum. The Broad in downtown Los Angeles, for example, is free to visit, and has welcomed 500,000 visitors since it opened in September. Other institutions are ‘lightly advertised’ and ‘require reservations made weeks or months in advance, thereby effectively narrowing the visitor pool to a small group of patrons’. Some institutions, such as the gallery operated by the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio, are open for as little as 20 hours each week.

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