Take the Stage

64 Essential Leadership Lessons Learned From Theatre

Do you want to change the direction of your company, the course of your life? Do you want to develop strong, committed relationships with your customers and coworkers? In Take the Stage, Phil Martin uses his 30 years of theatre experience as a director, actor, producer, and playwright to show you how to go beyond communicating to truly connecting, leading, and inspiring the people who work with you.

Play Hard-Have Fun

A Philosophy for Life.

Fun is universal. People love to smile, laugh, and giggle while they wear silly hats and sing karaoke. As an actor, college professor, and theatre director with more than thirty years of experience, author Phil Martin understands there’s another kind of fun that’s deeper, more rewarding, and ultimately more satisfying-a fun that comes from doing meaningful work well. Play Hard-Have Fun explores the deep feeling of joy experienced through the hard work put into pursuing a valued goal-not focusing on the outcome, but on the progress and process of understanding that true success comes from within. Through stories and personal anecdotes, Martin describes his two-step philosophy: Fun happens during a great performance and a great performance is the result of the effort dedicated to its preparation.