Inspiring Change Through The Power Of Music

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The Power of Gratitude

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, gratitude can be a powerful thing. Applause is often an instinctive reaction. After a special performance, we are moved to tears, to stand, to clap, to cheer. Even if it’s simply a child’s first nativity. On that occasion it’s not even the quality of the performance, it’s the effort that… Read the full article…

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The Underdog’s Guide To Leadership

Leadership Legacy When someone influential dies we often consider their legacy. As a musician, it can be far-reaching. Perhaps they introduced something never heard of before or re-arranged something old into something new. Or possibly their influence extended beyond music, into humanitarian or social issues. When Tom Petty died recently, his greatest legacy seemed to be… Read the full article…

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Why You Need To Play More

If you could press Pause on life, and only pick up those things that you’d like to pursue, what would it look like to live the life you’d like to lead? A break during the summer provides the opportunity to reflect on what really matters and find the secret to a life of adventure and… Read the full article…

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Can The Magic of Music Make You Change Your Mind?

Magic is something you make

This month we celebrate the 8th anniversary of Moving Performance! We’re thrilled to see how far we’ve come, the extraordinary people we’ve worked with along the way, and the excitement we have about what’s to come. Of course we couldn’t celebrate the 8th of anything, without thinking of the 8 note octave. The octave is… Read the full article…

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How Singing Can Be Good For Your Business

Our work often involves a sense of awkwardness about singing in public. We may feel comfortable about that in our local community choir or at a football match, but in a work context, that can feel strange and embarrassing. However we’re also aware of how moving and powerful voices joined together can be. BBC Radio… Read the full article…

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Servant Leadership – Part 2

In the first part of this series we looked at the challenges facing many leadership styles. Servant leadership offers an alternative but seems counter-intuitive to the demands of a high-performing team. In this part we consider how the role of a conductor models the characteristics of a servant leader. A Confident, Engaged and Empowering Leader… Read the full article…

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Mental and Emotional Health in the Workplace

Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues in the workplace today, causing over 70 million working days to be lost each year, costing Britain £70-100bn – Mental Health Foundation. Many of us believe difficult issues in our lives should stay out of the workplace. Our businesses are more concerned with productivity and targets…. Read the full article…

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Servant Leadership – Part 1

Servant leadership sounds like an oxymoron. Our perception of leadership is too often that of the forceful business leader. Someone who is charging forward, usually creating a lot of noise, drawing a lot of attention, and holding a lot of power in their hands. Ambition and success appear to go hand in hand with a… Read the full article…

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The Power of High-Performance Teams

High-Performance Teams Last month we took part in the DP World ‘Expanding Horizons’ Conference in Dubai. We led a keynote session on high-performance teams, alongside inspiring speakers Jim Lawless and René Carayol. With a collective of some of the finest brass players in the UK –  Superbrass – we ran our world-class leadership programme KnowTheScore®, powerfully demonstrating harmony… Read the full article…

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Interview: How Music Inspires Change

Ben recently gave an interview with Executive Speakers Bureau who we work with in the United States. ESB wanted to find out more about what we do and why, and how it can have such a profound impact on the companies and individuals we work with. Here are some of the highlights: What is your unique philosophy… Read the full article…

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