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New Leadership Lessons from Rock ‘n’ Roll

I posted a while back about leadership lessons from the performing arts.  Aside from my career in Management Consulting and training, I've long had a passion for music—listening, performing, recording, and so on.  About 10 years ago, I came upon and took advantage of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp.  It's a cliché to say something [...]

Does Technology Help Or Hurt In Achieving Mastery?

Occasionally I drift slightly from the main topic of this blog to draw ideas from my other passions—in today's case, from my passion for the performing arts in general, and musical performance in particular. One of my musician friends sent me a web link to a gizmo that replaces the tuning mechanism on a guitar [...]

More Lessons from my Rock 'n' Roll Sabbatical

I came 'out of the closet' with my post the other day about my somewhat hidden Dr. Jekyll existence alongside my more public Mr. Hyde life as a management consultant, research and author.  While my Mr. Hyde is known for helping companies through IT and shared service transformations and for my blogerly musings [...]

Back From My Sabbatical – with Lessons from Rock 'n' Roll!

I'm pretty sure nobody noticed the fact that I was 'off the air' for about a month.  And I'm certain that nobody cared!  But I did feel guilty, and missed the satisfaction I get from blogging and from engagement with those that leave thoughtful comments or challenge my thinking. By way of explanation, [...]

Lessons in Listening: Superior Performance Demands Great Listening!

One of the 'gifts' I'm enjoying in my semi-retirement is more time pursuing my musical hobbies - including performing with local musicians and friends.  That creative outlet reinforces for me, at the deepest level, how much good musical performance demands intense listening.  This is so relevant to my 'professional' world of IT management consulting for [...]