By modeling successful music groups, Duncan’s structured simulations require teams to apply specific leadership styles to problem solving, enabling them to incorporate learned principles to their role within your organization.
Your Instrument for Leadership Development
With a growing need for flexible leaders and versatile teams, Stix leadership development programs engage scenarios which necessitate adaptability and creativity. Teams learn to combine analytical and creative skills to solve problems. They are encouraged to take risks, prototype ideas, adapt and reflect on their own experiences, motivating themselves and the organization to achieve set objectives.
Creating music mirrors many of the complex challenges with which teams in business face on a recurring basis. Similar skills are utilized in the process and the need for effective leadership and team competencies are uncanny.
We’re yet to find a human who doesn’t like music. It’s our universal language, enjoyed by everyone, which makes it the perfect platform for engaging teams in leadership development. Discover how Stix Music can bring out the leaders in your organization.
Just a Few of Duncan’s Clients
The Take Aways
More Creative, Adaptable Leaders
Though Stix leadership development programs are customized for your group, all participants will walk away with a fundamental understanding of leadership as well as their own leadership style. They’ll develop their own unique leadership strengths and learn how to use their own abilities to motivate and inspire others.
We also know that effective leadership requires problem solving. Your participants will be exposed to transferable applications for problem solving and learn how to take action to get things done.
Music teaches us that there are formulas and systems that work. These systems can be modified and applied for almost any leadership situation. Participants of a Stix leadership development program will learn these formulas for adaptability and creativity.
Your Own Unique Leadership Program
Stix Music leadership programs are custom designed for each group. With pre-event meetings and research as well as post event feedback, we’re able to drive home leadership lessons that are relevant to your organization.
Duncan crafts his programs to all venues and formats whether it is for a large conference style presentation or small studio workshop. His presentations are for 20 to 2000+ participants and can be done at conferences, corporate retreats or in-house corporate events. He travels throughout the world from Dubai, Singapore, the UK and everywhere in between.
Some of the areas he explores:
- Managing change and complexity
- Creative leadership
How Music Teaches Leadership
Jazz groups break traditional boundaries by embracing change and encouraging each other to take risks. In contrast, the symphony orchestra prepares meticulously under a strict, vertical leadership structure which ensures absolute precision and accuracy in their performance.
By exploring the relationship between musical genres and their leadership styles, teams can get real practical examples of how to build the perfect team for each task. They’ll see how success in music is a product of it’s own leadership.
Stix leadership development programs are a fun and engaging way of exploring applications of leadership.
Here’s What to Expect for Your Event
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.