Adaptability, Innovation and Creative Leadership through the Narrative of Music
Professional musician and public speaker, Duncan McKee, shows groups how music is the expression of individuals working together to produce a successful outcome – a relevant metaphor for almost any large organization. Duncan demonstrates what it takes to manage creative and complex challenges, how to build the ultimate collaborative team and what music can teach us about leadership.
Just a Few of Duncan’s Clients
A Professional & Experienced Speaker
Some of the Topics in Which Duncan Specializes
Duncan can speak on many topics, but those listed below are his core philosophy. Topics can be merged and all presentations are customized for specific audiences.
- Adaptability & Change: Embracing diversity is the key to innovation in music.
- Collaboration: The collaborative ecosystem of a self-governed music industry.
- Creative Leadership: Music is a product of its leadership
- Engagement in Education: Developing a virtuoso creates a leader, empowering a group creates a community.
- Managing Complexity: The freedom of boundaries.
Venues & Formats
Group sizes typically range from 20 to 3000+, but there is no limit. Presentations can be a keynote address or part of a program of speakers. Stix Music fits well within the framework of your event and will customize our topics to suit your objectives.
Duncan works with you to gain an understanding of your organizational culture, team profile and objectives to create a presentation that addresses your specific organizational requirements. Presentations can be any length.
Finally, his message resonates well with diverse groups within a conference setting as well as with your organization at corporate events and retreats. He easily adapts to workshops and small groups as well.
A Global Speaker with Broad Industry Experience
The organizations below only comprise a partial list of the clients who have booked Duncan for speaking engagements, it gives you an idea of his extensive experience and success working with organizations from many different industries.
- Standard Chartered Bank
- HRO Summit Asia
- MindShare CEO Conference
- Google JAPAC Conference
- Prime Ministers Office, Singapore
- Commonwealth Bank Australia
- IDC CIO Summit
- Airtel CEO
- Conference on Fair Employment, Singapore
- Bath & Northeast Somerset Council (BANES), UK
- Media Development Authority Singapore
- Vodafone UK
- Emerson Process Management
- SingTel Business Planning Conference
- IBM ASEAN Leadership Summit
- Vestas Global Leadership Conference
- Energizer Holdings Global Leaders Conference
Custom Leadership Presentations
As a professional musician & public speaker, Duncan Mckee’s presentations are entertaining, engaging and often interactive, with the option of a jazz group performance and other interactive musical experiences.
An Experienced Speaker
From writing music for major television networks like HBO & Discovery Channel to teaching students how to improvise and navigate through jam sessions in cities where no one speaks the same language, Duncan’s insights and inspiring stories motivate audiences.
Duncan has spoken to audiences from leading organizations including Google, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and McKinsey, and in countries throughout the world including India, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, the UK and Vietnam.
Book Duncan Today
Book Duncan as a stand-alone keynote speaker or with others as part of an interactive team. Options include musical performances and other customizable features.
Book Duncan for Your Next Corporate Retreat, Conference or Workshop
Provide us with a little information and Duncan will answer all your questions and create a custom presentation specifically for your group. Don’t wait, dates are booking up fast so contact Duncan immediately.
What to Expect for Your Even
Thanks again for an outstanding performance yesterday. It was just brilliant. You are really lucky being able to have a career in something that you clearly love doing – and it shows in the quality of the work that you do.
Stix was a revelation – everything that we hoped for happened … high energy, motivation, teambuilding, dynamism, no cultural boundary and fun – everyone enjoyed the STIX experience so much that it was voted the top session at the conference.
I have worked with Duncan on numerous occasions to support large scale leadership development events. He brings a unique energy to the way he engages with the audience to provide a leadership and team experience out of the ordinary. His natural passion for music comes across clearly as he translates this into his work.
The session was excellent and will be remembered for a long time. You brought the energy of our team to a different level. We all enjoyed it. Well done and thank you again!!
We engaged Duncan and his stix programme to help build conversations within our group. We were looking for a unique way to improve the team’s performance and build on communication. The result was a fully-engaging and insightful meeting that shifted our perceptions of what was achievable. Duncan challenged our ideas of leadership and teamwork, and we could not have predicted such positive results.