Rules of Engagement

rules of engagement with Jim Kalbach

How do you bring humanity to work? How do you connect with your team on different levels?  What are your rules of engagement in work?

rules of engagement with Jim Kalbach

Today, we are in New York, and we talk with Jim Kalbach. Jim is a noted author, speaker, musician, and instructor in design, customer experience, and strategy. He is currently Chief Evangelist at MURAL, the digital online whiteboard designed for remote collaboration and visual problem-solving.

Jim studied music theory and composition with 12-tone composer Charles Wuorinen, and that gives us a kick-start to discuss the differences between fixed instructions, lead sheets and free improvisation in music and our daily work.  We talk about systems thinking in a 12-tone composition where every note is equal and how this connects to design thinking. And we chat about the difference between rhythm, beat and cadence in agile development. 

Jim shares with us his CEO playing guitar and singing in a meeting and how this brought in playfulness, opened things up and made it meaningful.

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The Jazz Process to innovation with Adrian Cho

Adrian Cho Jazz process to innovation podcast

Why do people tip up to six times more than they already have paid? How do people deal with adversity? What do Jazz and Business have in common?

Adrian Cho Jazz process to innovation podcast

Today we are in Ottawa (Canada) talking to Adrian Cho, ex-IBM consultant, book author, wildlife photographer, artistic director of the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, bass player and creative director of syncspace. 

We talk about how a damaged muscle brought Adrian to the piano and later to software development and IT consulting. He shares with us how jazz thinking can influence innovation and help embrace the unknown so that exciting things can happen.

We discuss the essence of how people work meaningful together, how people deal with adversity in teams and what this means for team development.

And we talk about his new endeavour, syncspace, and why audiences on this platform tip four to six times more than they already have paid.

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Cross-pollination in leadership

cross-pollination in leadership with Ilkka Mäkitalo

Can we be successful in more than one field? What about the multiple me’s we have developed in different areas? What does cross-pollination in leadership mean?

cross-pollination in leadership with Ilkka Mäkitalo

Today we are in Finland, my guest is  Ilkka Mäkitalo – musician, teacher, CEO, Co-Founder of Howspace and Conductor of Jyvaskyla Big Band

We chat about instruments,  jazz and how to inspire young talents to compose for a big band. And we talk about organisational memory, organisational learning, organisational dynamics and how to change the world with a digital platform for facilitating dialogue in different contexts, supported by AI. 

And we are talking about different meanings for AI when engaging people like artificial intelligence, applied improvisation and appreciative inquiry.

Ilkka shares his vision on leadership in a digital and remote world and how to grow an organisation above 17 people and raise venture capital of about 12 Mio with strong cultural guiding principles.

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