Last week I had the pleasure of running a leadership workshop for Improve Digital in Amsterdam. First up… What an incredible organisation to work for. The team are so much fun and they get to work in a beautiful office by the docs everyday (And an amazing free lunch).

Right back to the workshop… even though they are a creative team the results of the process was consistent with every other organisation. If you tell a group of people erectile dysfunction they are creative they will behave creatively. If you assign a leader to a group they will follow orders. 

We ran the usu[……]

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Coming together with inspiring speakers from around the globe in an incredible bamboo resort in the heart of the rice paddies of Ubud, Bali, was certainly one of the highlights of my year.

I was so privileged to have been invited to speak at TedXUbud 2014. Working with the incredible team at TedXUbud, we came up with idea of getting the 300-strong audience to work together to perform Beethoven’s Ode To Joy in it’s complete entirety (yes, as per the full original arrangement deconstructed and decoded in a format that everyone could play). All of this to demonstrate the power of col[……]

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Christiaan Huygens

I saw this building en-route to a jazz gig in Brugges, Belgium

In 1665, whilst working on the design of the pendulum clock, scientist Christiaan Huygens hung a number of prototypes on the walls of his workshop. He wanted to know just how efficient they were and whether they would still be swinging the following day. So he swung all the pendulums then went home to bed for the night.

The next morning he returned to his workshop to find that, although he had swung them all at different intervals, the pendulums w[……]

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About Duncan McKee

I'm a jazz pianist, television composer & educator. I share the stage with some of the worlds best musicians.

I compose soundtracks for television networks such as HBO and The Discovery Channel and I also write for my own trio The Duncan McKee Trio and multi-cultural group Tembusu.

I'm fascinated by music and its collaborative effect on people. When I'm not on stage playing music I'm very often on stage talking about it.

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