Teamwork and Creativity
The Jazz Experience is an interactive 90-minute event that explores teamwork, flexibility and creativity through the metaphor of jazz.
The session begins with a performance of a familiar song by a live jazz band, giving the participants an opportunity to listen and observe how the players improvise, experiment, build on each other's ideas and embrace a culture that engenders a rich flow of creative ideas.
This is followed by a series of carefully crafted exercises that facilitate an interactive discussion about jazz as a metaphor for the new work environment. A jazz mindset provides an excellent model for today's corporate player.
The Jazz Experience can also be combined with a percussion workshop.
The Vaillant Group is a global market and technology leader in the fields of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology. For their 2018 Leadership Conference in Berlin, they invited Music & Management to present both The Orchestra Experience and The Jazz Experience to their top 200 leaders. The event featured a group of Berlin's finest jazz musicians followed by a Q&A about flexibility and change within music and business.
"Thank you very much for your impressive performance at our management meeting in Berlin. It was a pleasure to listen to you and the fantastic musicians. You gave us a very lively example of the importance of the right attitude and management skills to deliver outstanding results in your professional area. And this is what we and our managers took home as a learning: a common, clearly defined attitude and excellent management skills are a key factor for success also in our business..."
Dr Jens Wichtermann, Group Director of Corporate Communications, Vaillant
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the European Union's nonprofit long-term lending institution. As the world's largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, it provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects which contribute to furthering EU policy objectives. In September 2016 the Finance Directorate invited Dominic Alldis to be the keynote speaker at La Philharmonie in Luxembourg. The session focused on the need for collaboration and transparency to faciltate open communication and trust.
"Thank you for a very successful and enjoyable event for the finance team of EIB. I got much positive, even enthusiastic feedback, absolutely unheard of… not a single disgruntled remark!"
Bertrand de Mazières, Director General of Finance, European Investment Bank
In 2010-11 London Business School engaged Music & Management to provide a series of jazz events for their Senior Executive Development Program. It focused on the special skills required to be a successful jazz musician - flexibility, speed of response, improvising within minimal structures, alternating between 'soloing' and 'supporting' roles, accommodating of errors and rotating leadership.
"The jazz vision is dead right for today’s organizations. Compelling, engaging and applicable to creative business, Dominic Alldis is a master of management insight through music..."
Professor Nigel Nicholson, London Business School
Accenture is a global consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy, digital, technology and operations services. Their clients include 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three quarters of the Fortune Global 500.
In 2009, Dominic Alldis of Music & Management was invited to deliver a presentation about jazz and innovation for the Accenture Senior Leadership Development Programme in Lausanne in conjunction with the Institute of Management Development (IMD). The session included three jazz professional musicians from Geneva.
Groupe Bel is a multinational cheese marketer. Their headquarters are in France.
During 2011-14 they invited Music & Management to provide a series of afternoon drumming workshops at the Chateau Ronqueux near Paris. The session was delivered in French to the board and senior management Groupe Bel. It featured musicians from the Paris jazz scene.
Barclays Bank is the world's seventh largest bank and headquartered in London.
As part of their 2014 leadership development program they invited a select group of senior executives to attend a lunchtime jazz concert by the Dominic Alldis Trio. This was followed by an interactive discussion and workshop about jazz and innovation, embracing change, accommodating risk, building trust and shared responsibility.
CA Technologies is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest independent software corporations in the world.
In 2013, Dominic Alldis was invited to address the CA Annual Conference in Berlin. He spoke about leadership, collaboration and improvisation within the world of music and performed with a live jazz band. The event was organised by JLA Speaker Bureau.
The Central Bank of Malaysia was established in 1959 to issue currency and regulate Malaysia's financial institutions.
In 2015 Dominic Alldis was invited to Kuala Lumpur to address their 200 top managers. The event was attended by Dr Tan Sri Aziz, Governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia and Chairman of the Asian Institute of Finance. The visit was arranged by the London Speaker Bureau.
The Coca-Cola Company is a global leader in the beverage industry. It offers hundreds of brands, including soft drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks and other beverages.
For the Coca-Cola EMEA Conference 2015 in Warsaw, they invited Dominic Alldis as their keynote speaker to relate the world of music to Coke’s enduring legacy and it’s ability to reinvent itself for new generations.
Crowe Horwath is one of the world's leading global professional services organizations with 140 independent member and correspondent firms with offices in 87 countries.
In 2008 Dominic Alldis was invited as after-dinner speaker at their annual conference at Grosvenor House in London. His speech was entitled "Innovation: Encouraging & Controlling It" and featured live musicians from London's vibrant jazz scene.
DSM is a Dutch multinational active in the fields of health, nutrition and materials. Headquartered in Holland it employs over 20,00 people in 50 countries.
For the 2016 DSM Finance Conference they invited Dominic Alldis of Music & Management to deliver a presentation about team dynamics, innovation and leadership in music. It featured three major jazz artists: John Goldsby (bass), Hans Dekker (drums) and Karolina Strassmayer (saxophone). The engagement was arranged by Speakers Associates.
EADS is Europe's largest aeronautic company and maker of the Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world.
In 2006, Music & Management provided two afternoon percussion workshops at the EADS Academy near Bordeaux. This was followed an evening presentation about playing in orchestras and jazz bands. It was attended by senior executives from across France, Germany, Holland and the UK.
Egon Zehnder is one of the world's top five top global executive search firms, offering services and expertise in the fields of Executive Search, Board Consulting and Leadership Strategy Services.
For their 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Partners Meetings they engaged Music & Management to provide the Fusion Experience at the Museé Jacquemart André in Paris. Each session comprised a performance and subsequent improvisation on the music of a famous composer (Ravel, Satie and Chopin...). This was followed by a group discussion about storytelling, legacy and creativity in both music and business.
Life Technologies is an American biotechnology company providing products and services in the fields of scientific research, genetic analysis and applied sciences.
The purpose of their 2013 Conference in Rome was to encourage senior management to think differently and embrace with The Art of Leadership. Dominic Alldis spoke about leadership and the symphony orchestra, as well as jazz and improvisation. The engagement was arranged by The London Speaker Bureau.
Maersk Oil is an international oil and gas company and part of the Maersk Group, a global conglomerate operating in global trade, shipping and energy.
In 2013, they invited Dominic Alldis to be a guest speaker at their Annual Leadership Conference in Portugal. He spoke about leadership and orchestras, as well as jazz and innovation, and the remarkable ability of jazz musicians to reinvent themselves within the face of change. He was accompanied by three musicians from the Lisbon jazz scene.
The South-African restaurant group Nando’s was founded in 1987 and now operates over 1000 outlets in 35 countries. In 2010 it was named “best big company to work for” by the Sunday Times.
For their 2014 Partners Conference in London, they invited Dominic Alldis to speak about preparation and performance, orchestras and jazz bands, culture and authentic leadership. He was accompanied by professional musicians from the London jazz scene. The engagement was arranged by Speakers Corner.
The National College for Teaching & Leadership is a British government-funded body offering head teachers, school leaders and senior children's services leaders opportunities for professional leadership development.
For their 2011 Annual Conference in Birmingham, they invited Dominic Alldis to give a keynote speech to 1500 delegates about leading an orchestra, as well as the flexibility and teamwork found within jazz.
Oracle is the world's leading supplier of information management software, found in nearly every industry around the world and in 98 of the Fortune 100 companies.
In 2007 they asked Dominic Alldis to speak about jazz and team dynamics at a dinner for 50 European Directors at their Annual Conference in Geneva.
Renault is an automotive group present in 118 countries. It has 130,000 employees who design, manufacture and market a wide range of vehicles.
In 2008, Dominic Alldis of Music & Management was invited to address a senior management group at the Centre Europeen d’Education Permanente at Fontainebleau (CEDEP). He spoke about the role of the conductor, the artistry of a musician and the importance of preparation in both music and business. The presentation was delivered in French.
Siemens AG is Europe's largest engineering firm.
Conductor and jazz musician Dominic Alldis was the keynote speaker at the Mining Division Annual Conference in Berlin 2014, the Siemens Industry Software in Madrid 2014 and the Siemens Resellers Conference in Barcelona in 2015. In each event he talked about leadership, collaboration and building trust within an orchestra, as well as improvisation and change within the world of jazz.
Yorkshire Water est une société d'approvisionnement en eau et de traitement desservant le West Yorkshire, le South Yorkshire, l'East Riding of Yorkshire et une partie du North Lincolnshire.
En 2008, Dominic Alldis de Music & Management était invité à s'adresser aux cadres supérieurs et aux clients lors de leur conférence intitulée "Orchestrating Change", qui comprenait des discussions sur le leadership et l'orchestre, l'improvisation dans les contraintes et un atelier de percussions interactif.
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