Using Choir Conducting to Improve Leadership Practice
The authors examine art-based workshops that are designed and facilitated by Danish choir conductor Peter Hanke, aimed at improving the leadership skills of business managers. The participants are taught the basics of conducting, invited to conduct a small professional choir, and receive feedback on their performance. The process of learning leadership is based on two mechanisms: analogically mediated inquiry and embodied performance. Participants also learn to view leadership as a balancing act between traditional, authoritative forms of leadership and new egalitarian, post-heroic forms.
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