Talks Who Will Play Your
Music? Discovering the Art of Leadership and Creativity
Retreats Leading Artfully:
Creating a Life of the Imagination
And Community Dialogues Stewardship
of the Commons, The Art of Collective Engagement
Leadership in a
The Synergies Between Creativity, Leadership and Community
Michael Jones brings a unique sensibility to leadership.
While others writers address style, process, and leadership
issues, Michael illuminates the deep parallels between leadership
and the creative process.
By Peter M. Senge, Author The Necessary Revolution and The
Fifth Discipline, Founding Chair SoL (The Society for Organizational
Learning) Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management.
Michael Jones is an outstanding pianist- his connections
to leadership are equally powerful
Nick Nissley Executive Director, Leadership Development,
The Banff Centre
A widely acclaimed pianist/composer and recognized national
speaker and facilitator, Michael Jones brings a unique approach
to inspiring leaders to value new ways of thinking in order
to see familiar landscapes through fresh eyes. Drawing upon
evocative personal stories to convey his message and musical
performances to deepen it, Michael offers a compelling and
fresh perspective on the learning journey to the heart of
creativity through inspiring leaders to develop a renewed
clarity of purpose and tapping into the creativity that is
found in the authority of their own experience.
This involves a shift of mind from conformity to gifts and
uniqueness, from abstraction to beauty and the spirit of place,
from efficiency to improvisation and emergent possibility
and from utility to the expressive power of their own story
and voice. Together these changes in awareness shift leadership
practices into a new key. A tone that transforms their mechanistic
view of the world to a more sustainable and transformative
vision that is creative, organic and whole.
The organizations and communities that will thrive in the
new economy will be the ones that engage these shifts of awareness
in order to foster a learning culture that keeps creativity
and innovation foremost in their minds.
Learning highlights from Michaels keynote presentations,
workshops and facilitation include
- Recognizing how our own gifts and unique strengths help
us appreciate and draw out the strengths and gifts in others.
- Becoming consciously aware of what feels most vital and
alive around us so that we find fertile ground for our gifts
and potential to take root and grow.
- Learning to lead without a script and trust that we will
discover new insights and strength in our not knowing.
- Appreciating that leaders need to think and feel like
artists in order to sense the subtle shifts in the energy,
tonal quality and atmosphere in a group or organization.
- Learning to be stewards of the whole able to inspire a
culture of innovation, transformational change and continuous
- Discovering how the power of space and silence, of personal
and collective reflection and continuous renewal helps leaders
see the big picture and the long view.
For information contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org
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