Rockin' Winston Churchill and on to the UN

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)...

 

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The Purpose of Purpose--Bach Sculpting and Helicopters

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...

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Rapping Around the Business Blues

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?

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On the Road in Nashville with Face The Music (Kero-whackian)

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...

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Hear from the Client, Hear from the Band

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.

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The Evolution of Awareness

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…

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Everything's OK (...and there's work to do)

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...

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Holiday Resonance

Resonance changes with the Now. It is woven into time and achieving a collective resonance is about paying attention to the "road" that we are on together, and responding in real time. The root tone is great to tune to, but it is not the resonance...

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Collective Resonance in Action

We live in an oscillating universe of infinite possibilities. We are vibrational beings. We resonate. We travel through multi-dimensional entangled filaments of light. We are navigators on a vast ocean energy and sound...

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Tuning for Transformation

The issue is that they are still approaching the issues from the same perspective, asking the same questions, using the same processes, running the same culture. Even though these problems have been discussed, brainstormed, mulled over, analyzed...

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Learning with a Groove and the Exciting Conclusion

Music and the power of sound is like a secret world that opens up many doors to possibilities because of its universal nature, the impact it has on the brain's neural functioning, the deep-rooted cultural—and even tribal—roots, how it powerfully expresses the characteristics of the organizational system...

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Here's What You Came For...

The face-to-face experience of gathering a human system in a room creates opportunities for much more complex and developmental interactions that the more easily available alternatives of teleconferencing or video conferencing. If you go with the "data" that only 7% of communication is verbal...

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Thinking, Inspiration, & North of the Border

...where I do my best thinking

 

Paul Simon is casually dressed and opens the workshop with a genuine apology for his lateness. He speaks about many aspects of song writing, but none that made a bigger impression than this: He lived in New York City for a long time and needed space and quiet..

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Risk & Innovation--Leadership by Example (& New FTM Video!)

When the crowd sees the leadership team up there at the mics delivering the message they helped create, there is a sudden and profound shift. Demonstrating enthusiasm and energy, communicating a vision, telling what's going on and what we're going to do, taking a risk, and being innovative. This is real-time leadership, and their people get it.

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Healthy Change (and a last word on Ukuleles...)

Several health care organizations have come to FTM recently to help them in doing all of this in a way that would enroll employees and leaders throughout the organization into a positive context of taking on the change enthusiastically while staying focused on their purpose

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Here's to Music!

All of this can and does connect to what's happening back on the job. The shared experience of music is a powerful connecting force and it has an impact on the culture of the people that shared it. There is a natural alignment that happens...

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