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Beethoven

Innovation and Sonata Form

Why not go brainstorming with Beethoven and follow his footsteps into the concert hall by revisiting the process of compositional mastery? Everybody talks about innovation today and our organisations and society at large…

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Breath and Leadership – part two

The challenge for the leader, just as the athlete, is being prepared and ready either to react or to take the initiative and change the established ground speed in order to achieve a…

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As a Leader how do I know what to do?

Leadership is an improvisational art. You may have an overarching vision, clear orientating values and even a strategic plan, but what you actually do from moment to moment cannot be scripted. At Said…

Molnycke Bach Session

Reflections on recent music and leadership events

From a virtuoso choral motet by J.S. Bach to the string orchestra idiom by Edvard Grieg – the musician as a performing expert, deeply true to the aesthetic heritage, creates a special canvas…

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Breath and Leadership – Part One

A leader who stands well and breathes well will also speak well, and carry an authority that brings people with them. The open breath can also be an invitation, an inclusive action that…

Hierarchy

The New Face of Corporate Leadership

Close study of the ways in which elite companies in the military and the performing arts really operate, is allowing the development of more sophisticated and appropriate methods for helping groups of people…

People at Party

Why is Kevin Bacon not my Friend?

Change the cast, change the costumes, change the scenery, take the actors out of their familiar group of friends and relations and build another group, and they are capable of anything. Everyone knows…

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Engaging with the Humanities: Some current thoughts from Saïd Business School

Leadership is rarely reducible to formulae, despite the prescriptions of all that airport literature. Introduction Many of the challenges facing organisations, such as what constitutes effective leadership, or the moral foundations of power,…

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Art and Leadership – a two-way street

My observations both as a singer participant and a leader myself, are that the best examples of such learning environments exist when both sides are completely open with the other, and come to…

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Learning through Metaphor

Weaving the humanities into business school learning for executives who have real problems to wrestle with can be very powerful, but it is hard to design certainty into the pedagogy; the designer can’t…

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