Hearing those women share gave me a personal, heartfelt connection with people in the business world and gave me a human perspective on the struggles we all share, no matter what our beliefs, history, or means may be.Read More
What does Ed Wood and your new list of business challenges have in common?
For this weeks video blog: “How to write a blues lyric”, FTM created a quick 30 second video in the style of a quirky grade B movie genre.Read More
A few weeks ago Face The Music posted an article on a leadership activity—CPR (Context, Purpose & Results). The feedback was positive and grateful. A consultant asked if we had a sample CPR so we’re providing this example from an event planner for a music team building she was putting on.Read More
Excerpt: It’s the old E-Myth principle where businesses are started by technicians or specialists who haven’t acquired the basic business skills or knowledge, or still assume that business acumen is a minor part of the new business equation. If you’re a yoga instructor, do you really want to start a studio? As an engineer, is starting a company to develop, produce, and market your tech invention the way to go to serve your purpose?Read More
See how Face The Music used their music team building process to facilitate 1700 people to meet, network and write and perform their own songs in an hour and a half. The event was for the NAIS People of Color Conference and took place in New Orleans.
CPR is a powerful tool to focus clearly on what you would like to attain from an event, a project, a meeting, or an action. By clearly stating all the results you would like to obtain, stating the purpose of the activity, and developing a context from which to operate, you focus your intent powerfully and take a direct path to where you wish to go.Read More
Leaders determine what happens. Everything we see, know, and experience is (or was) made up. There are extant environmental conditions and facts, and someone gives meaning to them based on their beliefs, values, and personal history, and they envision what’s next and make decisions on how to go about manifesting that—leading the action that will make it happen. They make it up…Read More
Telling a story well creates a personal connection (often very strongly) between your audience and your message. Effective stories can change opinions; inspire us to achieve goals that we didn't think were possible; and they can show people how we can change things for the better.Read More
I want to share a little vignette on an innovative experience of my own that helped me to complete my work. The fact that the need for the innovation was due to my own poor planning will not be the point I am emphasizing, but I was able to find a way to get my work done and keep my clients served.Read More
There are a lot of issues that can come in to play: fragmented teams, constant change of focus and direction, communication and cooperation, office politics, leadership styles, alignment, etc. What are the key things that you can focus on to make a difference?Read More
There’s being in the game, and then there’s going for the gold! What does it take to stand out from the pack and deliver a winning performance?
—ideas and inspirations seem to spring up randomly for me, popping into consciousness with a “look at me” and hopefully getting recognition. There seems to be a tough row to hoe in tracking them somehow, evaluating which I should put my energy into, and then acting on them in a focused and powerful way.Read More
Transformation is the evolution or revolution of an operating paradigm to one that is more encompassing of realities not allowed, considered, accounted for, or contained in the previous frame of reference.Read More
Exploring the intersections between music, learning, and leadership development with Paul KwiecinskiRead More