When doing action or experiential learning with organizational leaders, our approach is to coach them to develop awareness of themselves as leaders, and of the underlying system and assumptions that are operating in their organization.Read More
In the leadership development training process this means developing skills like using a clear vision that guides judgments and decisions, clear direction and ongoing communication as situations unfold, flexibility in adapting plans, not relying on past solutions to address current situations, and taking the occasional leap of faith.Read More
The way the meetings are convened and run eflects how the organization is operating at a given moment in time. Consciously addressing how your team and organizations meetings are conducted can be a strategic leverage point in making operational and cultural improvements.Read More
The term “team building” gets thrown around a lot in organizations, and means a lot of different things to different people. It runs the spectrum from a boss bringing in pizza for her group to a long-term, focused development program that has the intention of developing a high-functioning, high-performance team.Read More
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The structure and relationships of the parts determine how the system expresses itself, and sometimes small, leveraged changes can make large impacts on the dynamics and results. Here are a few modalities practitioners experiment with that can support the transformational process.Read More
We create mental models to interpret the data; to give meaning and inform action. Our mental model is a constructed frame of reference into which the information goes and we interpret and assign meaning to what we perceived.Read More
The audience was fervent, clapping with the music, and cheering for the moves. Certainly, there were various levels of dance proficiency displayed, but the energy and fun was in high gear.Read More
Let's say you're head of a division (or section, unit, department, functional area, tribe, clan, regiment, battalion, company, platoon, etc). You're looking for high-functioning alignment—effective, efficient work flow, communications, adaptation, full use of resources.Read More
Purpose is the big container that can make a difference in everything you do together. Communicate the purpose of the team with your people....Read More
It has come to our attention through observation and interactions with human systems that there is a certain polarized paradigm circulating about that merits our attention perhaps. It has to do with a distinction between work and fun/enjoyment/creativity/personal time.Read More
At Face The Music we see great opportunity and relevance in the role we play in supporting our clients to take on their challenges, and in serving our mission to help build a better working world. Our programs bring music, fun, spirit, and energy into organizations. They are designed to help these organizations develop new approaches and behaviors to take on issues...Read More
Design included presentations on shared terminology and background, role play skits dramatizing different types of unconscious bias, group discussions, songs that illustrate the themes, songwriting about the participants' "bias blues", debrief of experiential activities to get insights into the organizational system as it pertains to the subject, and planning to make decisions on what actions to take going forward.Read More
Engaging and Re-Igniting Our Global Workforce Through Sustainable Economic and Talent Development
Pursuant to that, the 15 or so participants and their BPI hosts were to spend some time at the United Nations on the Monday following the Sunday opening meeting at the Waldorf.
About the meeting from BPI founder and CEO Louis Carter (see article 2)...
In B. Kliban's cartoon, "Bach Sculpting", we see Johan Sebastian Bach awkwardly crafting his lumpy-dumpy statuette while his piano sits unused in the background. I've felt my own version of Bach Sculpting many times on the job as I'm working some task where I know there are many people that have the skills to do this better, more efficiently and expertly than I will ever be able to do this...Read More
Jamming is collaboratively improvising music that is fun, innovative, in-the-moment, feeds to and from each of the participants, and has an underlying structure that everyone doing it understands. What would it be like if everyone on your team at work was jamming together? How would it feel? What kind of results would you be getting?Read More
I first came to Nashville after bouncing back and forth to California the month before. Calif had just helped me get over the late Winter Catskill funk that I won't bother to talk about, except that it had something to do with wind, snow, cold, and the feeling that everything was dead. With the coming of the Nashville trip, it was still cold...Read More
Some intense organizational work! So why did they decide to take 3 hours of their day to write and perform songs with Face The Music? The lead designer and facilitator explains, "It's one thing to talk about communicating differently, taking risks, challenge, and uncertainty; we wanted something that brings that conversation to life in real time.Read More
Music-based experiential learning can be a powerful and time-efficient tool for delivering meaningful, integrated, and impactful training and change projects. It gives participants the opportunity to create their own meaning and ownership to what is presented by the leadership and program designers. And it creates space for--Mojo…Read More
Suddenly, it had a point of view that it didn't have before based on my life experience. As an artist, if you resist your life experiences and try to keep them on the same track then your works seems kind of hollow and shallow to me at the end because I didn't follow the way the work was taking me...Read More