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Dominic Alldis

Leadership, creativity and personal development through music
Languages:

English

Topics:

Leadership
Teamwork
Innovation/Creativity
Musician

Dominic Alldis is a jazz musician, orchestral conductor and business speaker. He performs regularly in concert halls and jazz clubs around the world, and has made several acclaimed recordings. He has also written books about jazz and teaches improvisation to classical pianists at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

For over 15 years he has also been working with the world’s leading companies and business schools to create powerful learning experiences that use the metaphor of music to explore a range of key business concerns: leadership, collaboration, creativity, listening, decision-making, talent-management and the pursuit of excellence.

During his seminars, Dominic describes how the conductor of an orchestra provides inspirational leadership and how jazz musicians collaborate and innovate though improvisation. He also shows how musical concepts such as harmony, artistry and performance have a resonance in the world of business. His thought-provoking and transformative presentations often include demonstration at the piano, with the option of a live orchestra or jazz band for large-scale events.

Dominic has delivered keynote speeches and musical experiences for many leading companies around the world. Previous clients include Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, AXA, Barclays, WPP, Siemens, Accenture, Booz Allen, Oracle, eBay, Rolls Royce, EADS, GE, Diageo, Danone, Unilever, BBC, Canal+, L’Oreal and LVMH. Dominic has also contributed to executive development programmes at Columbia Business School (New York), CEDEP/INSEAD (Paris), Institute of Management Development (Lausanne) & London Business School (London).

Thank you once again for conveying to our group the powerful music-business metaphor. After two days of exploring the theories of leadership, you made it all come together…”
Rick Zwern, Worldwide Director Executive Development at WPP Group

The interplay, the connection, the artistry of the musicians is an inspiring and unforgettable experience Quite literally Dominic, you are helping us transform leadership here at eBay Beth Axelrod, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, eBay Inc.

“Learning about leadership through music is one of the most creative learning experiences I have ever had
Ellen Shedlarz, Managing Director, COO, Talent Management Group, Morgan Stanley

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Masterclass

Leadership, Collaboration & Creativity: The Music Metaphor

One-Day Masterclass in bringing an artistic perspective to business.

Leadership, collaboration and creativity are familiar buzzwords in today’s business climate. Fostering these skills continues to be a key priority for any dynamic organisation wishing to attract and retain talent, enhance job satisfaction, and improve productivity and economic performance.

The Music Metaphor is an original and effective approach to executive development that provides a new paradigm for these business concerns by exploring parallels from the world of music: the conductor or ‘maestro’ inspiring an orchestra, jazz musicians improvising together in a band, the composer creating a piece of music to engage his or her audience. By blending the aesthetic and emotional richness of music and the arts with the strategic and operational approach of business, participants can refocus their approach to leadership, collaboration, listening, decision-making, talent-management and the pursuit of excellence. How could learning about music inspire your people and improve your company’s performance?

Dominic Alldis is a jazz musician, orchestral conductor and business speaker. For over 15 years he has been introducing the corporate world to The Music Metaphor. His unique approach has been experienced by an impressive list of worldwide clients including WPP, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Siemens, Accenture, Booz Allen, Oracle, eBay, Rolls Royce, EADS, GE, Diageo, Unilever, Danone, L’Oreal, LVMH, as well as Columbia Business School in the US, CEDEP/INSEAD in France and London Business School in the UK.

This masterclass will explore the fundamentals of The Music Metaphor:

What happens if we think of ourselves as artists, what we do as art, and customers as our audience? How could an artistic perspective improve productivity and business performance?

How does the conductor of an orchestra lead his or her ‘team’ towards an inspirational performance?

Jazz musicians thrive in a turbulent environment and continually innovate – what can we learn from them? How can we bring a ‘jazz’ mindset to our organisation?

This interactive and challenging masterclass will give participants the tools to examine their own leadership, collaboration and creativity skills through both a ‘classical’ and ‘jazz’ lens. The day will consist of a combination of live performance, audio and video examples, thought-provoking discussion, as well as interactive exercises. Each participant will also receive a signed CD of “Songs We Heard” by Dominic Alldis.

“Learning about leadership through music is one of the most creative learning experiences I have ever had. The combination of beautiful music and Dominic’s excellent ability in translating the orchestra’s experience into everyday business leadership experiences is a unique and powerful opportunity for anyone who participates. I have been privileged to be a past participant but I feel equally privileged to bring this to my colleagues at Morgan Stanley. It is a beautiful, moving and educational experience…”

Ellen Shedlarz, Managing Director, COO, Talent Management Group, Morgan Stanley