From C.E.O. to Maestro®
CREATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR BUSINESS LEADERS: Learning from the Maestros
In February 1990 Norio Ohga, then President and CEO of Sony Corporation, celebrated his sixtieth birthday by conducting the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. In doing so, he achieved a goal that many CEOs can only dream of: becoming a Maestro for one day.
While Mr. Ohga’s career path was different from that of most CEOs -he was actually a classically trained musician- he set an example that helped many others understand how intimately the spirit and responsibilities of conductors and CEOs are related. Elements such as leadership, motivation, inspiration, technical knowledge, passion, strategic planning, curiosity, understanding of individuals, introspection and vision, as well as the willingness to face loneliness as a result of certain decisions, are common to both business and orchestra leaders. They both need to create a high degree of “harmony” in their organizations, allowing a diversity of talents to act in synchrony to achieve their vision.
This leadership development program is designed to improve the leadership skills of senior managers through the teachings and experiences of renowned orchestra conductors.
Location: IE Business School Campus in Madrid, Spain
Date: November 23-27, 2015
Duration: 4 days + welcome dinner on November 23
Program Fee: 6.900 €
Academic Co-directors: Juan Carlos Pastor and
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Orchestra Conductors as Leaders
• A brief history of the art and philosophy of conducting
• Why are conductors necessary?
• Conductors´ leadership styles
Discussion of Brief Practical Cases
• Visionary leadership: ARTURO TOSCANINI
• Participative leadership: JAMES CONLON
• Coaching and development: JAMES LEVINE
• Inspirational leadership: RICCARDO MUTI
• Shared leadership: ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Developing a Strategic Vision
• Organizational architecture
• Systems thinking
• Analytical versus strategic skills
• Barriers to communication: defensiveness
• Feedback and feed-forward
• Active listening
Power and Influence
• Bases of power
• Power dynamics
• Power in symphonic music and opera productions
• The conductor vs. the soloist in symphonic music
• Shifts in power throughout the history of opera
• Self-awareness and self-disclosure
• Leadership and personal change
• Transformational Leadership Test
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:
Conducting a Pianist and a Singer
• Music Theory 101: How to read music in 30 minutes
• How to analyze a piano-vocal score: “La Donna È Mobile” (from Rigoletto)
• Practical exercise: conducting a pianist and an opera singer
Conducting a Professional Orchestra
• How to analyze an orchestral score
• Experience first-hand the unique opportunity to conduct a symphonic piece (no previous music knowledge is required)
Attending Private Rehearsals
• Visit to a private rehearsal of Verdi's opera, Rigoletto at the Teatro Real, starring Leo Nucci, conducted by Nicola Luisotti and directed by David McVicar
• Visit to a private rehearsal of music by Brahms, Prokofiev, and De Falla at the Auditorio Nacional, conducted by David Afkham
A Conversation with the Artists
• Exclusive conversations with renowned conductors
A Conversation with the Administrators
• A dinner with Teatro Real's General Director, Ignacio García-Belenguer, and Artistic Director, Joan Matabosch
• A conversation with the General Manager of the Orquesta Nacional de España, Félix Alcaraz
For additional information at the IE Business School Website, please click here.
Professor Harvey Sachs
Harvey Sachs, writer and music historian, is on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and was the New York Philharmonic’s Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence for the 2011-12 season. Sachs has written for The New Yorker, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Times Literary Supplement (London), La Stampa, and dozens of other newspapers and periodicals (his miscellaneous published items now number over 650), as well as for the BBC, Arte, PBS, CBC (Canada), RAI (Italy), RSI (Switzerland), and other radio and television networks. He has published nine books – of which there are now nearly seventy editions in seventeen languages.
Professor Juan Carlos Pastor
Juan Carlos Pastor is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the IE Business School. He was Assistant Professor of Management Behavior at the Richard Ivey School of Business in the University of Western Ontario and visiting professor at Lancaster University Management School and Concordia University. He earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. Juan-Carlos' academic background is in Social Psychology. He earned an M.A. in Social Psychology from Clark University, and a BA in Psychology from the University Autonoma of Madrid.