The Engaging Leader Diary – What do music, poetry and art have to do with engagement?

Do you regularly take time to look deeply inside yourself and consider how can I improve? What is important? What is my engaging vision as a leader? How do I become the best leader that I can? How will I present the vision to the outside world? How will I react if this goes well or doesn’t? Answering questions such as these is rarely a linear process, it involves both sides of our brains and ideas from the subconscious mind can arise when you least expect them.

Last Friday, ideas were pouring from my subconscious after the ‘Business Elevation Show’ with Studio Leadership.  Studio Leadership are comprised of three leadership experts who are also highly talented artists. Business Poet Libby Wagner, Artist and Marketing Expert Steven Morris and musician Owen O’ Suilleabhain who has worked with Stephen Spielberg, Russell Crowe, Nigel Kennedy ……..

What became clear to me is that artistry can really help us with the creative process and help us become more engaging as a leader. Engagement is an almost mystical feeling and those qualities can be accessed with music, art and poetry.  And this team use their artistic skills combined with leadership wisdom and do it beautifully well.

If you enjoy deep intelligent and reflective conversation and would enjoy the opportunity to appreciate Owen’s music, Libby’s poetry while allowing your mind to fill you with engaging thoughts around taking your engaging leadership to the next level then listen to this interview.

To access the interview: Artistry of Engagement with Studio Leadership and Chris Cooper

To find out more about Studio Leadership

If you happen to live within traveling distance of Leicestershire in the UK and are a brave, caring leader of an organization with 10 people or a consultancy with a large client base do check out the Let’s Get Engaged event on 17th April. The event is a free gift from us and includes the world’s most accomplished ocean rower Mick Dawson – so do book your seat quickly as seats are filling really fast and we only have 50 places!

Chris Cooper is an engagement and leadership development specialist, coach, workshop facilitator and speaker based in the UK. He is host of the Business Elevation Show the most accessed business show on Voice America in 2017 and Co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not).
To contact Chris to see how he and his business can help you : [email protected]


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