This book explores why leadership skills taught through the arts are what young people need most to be successful in life. Competition for jobs is fierce and global and the current state of the world requires an ability to constantly adapt to change. Is the coming generation ready to face the realities of life after school? Education in the arts should not be reserved for the talented few, but promoted as the means for all children to develop skills in: creative thinking, confidence, problem-solving, accountability, relationship building, communication, adaptability and dreaming big. Lisa s book explores how to give children a competitive edge by giving them an artistic one! Foreword written by Raymond Aaron, New York Times bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Parent s Soul. To learn more about the book and the work of Lisa Phillips please visit: www.theartisticedge.ca Praise for The Artistic Edge: This wonderful, intelligent, highly readable book is a persuasive and passionate explanation of precisely why experiences in the arts should be an essential part of every child s education. It s strongly recommended for parents and professionals who prepare young people for success in life. Michael Brandwein, author Learning Leadership and Skill of the Day: What Great Leaders of Young People Do and Say About The Author: Lisa Philips is an author, blog journalist, arts and leadership educator, mentor and business owner. As CEO of Canada s Academy of Stage and Studio Arts, Lisa has made her professional journey around bringing arts education and leadership development to as many young people as possible throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. She has been working with children in camping and the arts for over 16 years and believes in the boundless creative energy of young people. Lisa is dedicated to inspiring them to achieve their goals. "
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