7 ARTS INSPIRED LEARNING JOURNEY FOR LEADERS AND TEAMS

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For those who are interested to read how my strategic musical workshops unfold in detail…
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Warning: Before you start reading this short description of my one-day organisational workshops, I would like you to understand that I do not assume that one day can produce an “organisational masterpiece”!  This concept can be seen in most cases as a far distant star, shining on the path of  co-creation process in a company. But we need inspirational goals for beyond imaginable! As it hopefully happens to every one of us at some point in life, to be overwhelmed and drawn into whirlpool of totality engaging genius, changing our life forever after: To me it happened when I was 12 and experienced for the first time a concert performance by legendary violinist Henryk Szeryng…..true inspiration can last for a life time!

In this sense I strive to orchestrate the environment of 7 arts inspired executive learning journey with a singular goal: to empower client’s change ideas to become sustainable and effective after the workshop….here we go:
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IGNITING A VISION FOR AN ORGANISATIONAL MASTERPIECE!
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If we compare symphony orchestra with a commercial  organisation, we find similarity on first 2 levels: First, both are structures of human interactions – the individual is the smallest building block. Second, both consist of teams. Individuals must constantly improve in order to be capable of participating productively in a creative team. The difference sets in on a the third level, the WHY of the “performance”: The “music” of a company is often written just on ONE (bottom-) line, while musicians perform a polyphonic masterpiece written on 5 lines! The meaning, beauty, power and profound depth of a masterpiece pulls musicians instantly and passionately to the highest, genius, resonance platform of heart, while managers often struggle to reach the starting point of an aspiring artist: technical  excellence and rational targets.

Applaying formative forces of Art on leadership floor experienced breakthrough and crystallized to a specific method when I played my violin in the King’s Chamber of the Cheops Pyramid. In the heart of this pyramid the most powerful resonance on earth melted my decades of performing in magnificent ancient temples, cathedrals and other extraordinary spaces into a single realisation:  RESONANCE!!! This is the axis, the “Archimedes Lever” https://www.math.nyu.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/Lever/LeverIntro.html , to lift and drive the vision of  organisation to the highest masterpiece-like potential with extraordinary value added, meaning, beauty, answering employees with flaming “WHY” and inspiring every leader to dare becoming a “composer of one’s own biography as masterpiece”!

How do we, as leaders, mobilize the inner power to persue such lofty goal of organisational masterpiece? The Cheops pyramid with her inner mystery of resonance reminds us also of Maslow’s human dynamics: it feels “natural” to be constantly stuck in the sphere of basic needs at the bottom (eating drinking, budgets…) and forget the pursuit of the highest ideals at the top: self-realisation, meaning, highest creativity, unconditional love and genius. But it is this inner striving  of a leader which generates a powerful impact!

What is the “trick” of uncompromising artist (potentially in every human being)? We simply flip the pyramid upside-down and motivate ourselves for highest ideals to become our basic needs and we act, we create out of that uncertain balancing point, the ever improvising bottom-line, the source of inspiration. To lead innovation, re-invention, real change and transformation of the company: practising this inner condition is the answer!

Let me describe how formative forces of Art offer unique  leadership learning environment for generative implementation of change ideas, for acting out of the emerging future:
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The flipped pyramid can be  divided in  7 dynamic fields of forces, emanating totality and diversity of arts, starting with 1) architecture, then 2) sculpture, 3) painting, 4) music, (at the bottom), 5) poetry, 6) social-sculpture-in-motion and….the future “queen of the arts”: 7) society-as-art, or architecture of human relationships, the organisational masterpiece.
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Descending on the left side from 3 dimensional architecture over 2 and 1 dimensional sculpture and painting we enter the entirely inward sphere of music, resonating like the element of fire, potentially present in all forms of art. (We can “hear” the proportions, colours and rhythms of architectural, sculptural and painting etc. masterworks!) . Now the dynamics of Music sets in, penetrates the painting, drives its colours, shapes and rhythms through the resonance of the pyramid’s heart and on the other side emerges the drama of poetry. Likewise music, through the force of resonance releases fixed sculpture into the motion of “social sculpture” and finally, music transforms “Karyiatides” ( Bilder zu karyatides ) from their static architectural role to the not-yet-present, all-encompassing future form of art: human relationships as ART, the co-creation of the organisational masterpiece!

And here my method in practical terms: I follow the ideal to create such experience environment for the clients to enable them to invent and implement their own solutions. They usually want to change from the existing, current organisational structure in the upper left corner to the desired future on the right side. But, as well known, the fastest way to the goal is through a creative detour! And on this detour we attain unexpected insights and capabilities. Receiving in-depth briefing from clients  gives me an idea of their organisational architecture and the participating leadership teams of my workshop consist of individuals with historically determined “job description” roles (sculpture). Architecture and sculpture represent the organisational status quo on the upper left side of the upside-down-pyramid.
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Stage one: We start with a journey of masterpiece experience through very distinct 7 stages of  musical implementation strategy. (See“Theory U”by Otto Scharmer, MIT). It is very moving for participants to experience this strategy interdisciplinary, music reaching with “gentle-power” directly  into human feelings. Touching the feelings is a MUST, or we get stuck in the change process! This journey from letting go of status quo to letting come of open mind, open heart and open will is supported through my disruptive method of performing masterpiece, directing participants’ listening attention and painting the process, all at the same time. Participants are invited, at the end of this first stage, to share in conversation the ROI  relevance of musical “diagnosis” to their organisational challenges, their change process and desired direction to be  taken. Because art is not “dangerous and threatening”, suddenly a unique “resonance platform of catharsis” emerges, taboos are broken – even laughed about and great excitement sets in for the next stage! The journey from the left corner of the up-side-down pyramid, to zero-point of the “open will” at the bottom, has been completed.

Stage two: Participants are divided in teams and  given the task to co-create a poem out of combined freshly emerged musical-, visual- and company’s challenge- ideas. The poem is to  reflect the journey from the status quo to the desired future. One person is designated as an observer. Only after completing the poem they are asked to co-create a “social-sculpture-in-motion”, that is, with the help of one designated “sculptor” the team extracts a choreography out of the poem, everyone present is involved in motion, dramatic-daring-suggestive-beautiful: but without words!

Stage three: Performance!! Presentations of teams to the rest of the participants. First choreography without words (..lots of fun, different people see different messages!) then the performance of the choreography together with the poem. After the performance the observer shares unique insights into the creative process that led to the “masterpiece”. It is difficult to describe the creative excitement, joy and fun that is present by now. But what resonates from below: “Yes! We can do it! This is the change story of our company !”
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Stage four: Observers retreat now to create ONE final poem&choreography out of all poems, while we begin  with the rest of participants the “debriefing mode”. This is the stage of the “resonance platform” when the vision for organisational masterpiece is fostered, it is open space for emerging future. This is always different, unexpected, very special, unique, even …..sacred…

Finale: Observers return with their creation and perform the crystallized content of the day, one could say, a re-invention of  vision and mission and I conclude with the final performance on my violin. Then comes the dinner celebration of so very creative day! Thus the second part of the journey from the “musical open will” at the bottom to the upper right  corner of the pyramid  has been completed in co-creation of everyone present.
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Result: The same change ideas and values have been reinforeced many times over: through music, painting, poetry, human-sculpture-in-motion, performance. They sunk so deep in everyone’s experience   that it is possible to start a serious and sustainable implementation “on Monday morning” despite the resistance of powerful old patterns everywhere. And sometimes I meet participants 15 years later and excitement is there instantly: “Are you the violinist who introduced us to the magic of “resonance platform”? Let us tell you about all the changes we did after…!”
Miha Pogacnik
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Miha’s Elevator Talk

We are in the elevator and an unknown person, probably an executive in a global brand
company, turns to me and says:

– “Is that a violin in your case? Performing a concert tonight?”

(Here we are: I am pigeonholed: violinist = glorified entertainer!)

– “No. I am on my way to an event to help executives like you find their own solutions for their problems.”

– “With violin??? Serious?”

– “Dead serious. I will help them to listen to the process of a genius masterpiece, get them passionate with out-of-the-box solutions emerging from musical complications and empower their own solution-sparks to jump the line back to their leadership dilemma, surprise, surprise: resolving, implementing.  Creative detour – the fastest road to the goal! With 100% engagement, like true artists, no SMSing during my session! At the end I will perform, and they will hear the performing organisation! And my promise: they will never forget those change messages…”

(we are approaching the ground floor.)

– “But my team does not necessarily like classical music!”

– “Brilliant starting point: Art is not about liking, it is about real change and transformation!”

– “But I am afraid my boss will not like it…!?”

– “Well, then you might better get yet another PowerPoint presentation!”

(Uhhhhhsh, the doors open.)

– “May I have your business card… CIO, Chief INSPIRATION Officer…???!”

– “Yes, you need inspiration if you want your change event to hit the bottom line!”
Gone in the crowd… gone?

Invitation to Terra parzival quest with Miha Pogačnik

Dear Reader,

You may already be familiar with my innovative method from past workshops on Art, Leadership and Business.

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This time, on July 28th 2019, you are invited to sit amongst the musicians inside the Ptuj Castle and become an integral part of a whole Symphony Orchestra under my own leadership and musical supervision. You will experience how the emotional structure of a musical masterpiece can be transferred into the strategy of managing yourself and your company. 

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The Orchestra event from last April was a total success for our Slovenian finest leaders as well as managers of top global companies. We will have reputable guests again and are expecting high-level socializing! The music content although new is a continuation of the April Orchestra. This unique event is part of a four-day questival on the theme « Remember The Future, Terra Parzival Awakening » in the beautiful lands of Slovenia.

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The day starts at 9:30 am, in the Palace, with an introductory narrative (Dr. Davorin Peršič) of the Knight Parzival and his life path from ignorance to the highest responsibility when he becomes King of the Holy Grail. The story of this mysterious, highly important European Medieval legend is anchored in the vicinity of Ptuj. I will combine the interdisciplinary impact of Music and other types of Art with the Parzival archetype and use it as our guide for what a leading personality is all about.

The musical process and performance (Johannes Brahms, Violin Concert Op.77) begins at 11 am in the Festival Hall (my method can be found at www.mihavision.com).

At 13:30 pm, we will have a joint debriefing of experiences on the impact of the new « Art & Economy » paradigm followed by a « networking » lunch in the Castle Yard.

As it is summer time, we are also inviting partners with a parallel « Knighthood » program especially prepared for children!

The entire 4-day program can be found in www.terraparzival.net

Looking forward to seeing you in Terra Parzival!

Miha Pogacnik

Ambassador of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

www.mihavision.com

Mob. 00352 661 485158 

Links to 3 videos from April

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ua9nsdyhr8javud/Finale%20Painting%20Orchestra_1min07sec.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pzi4avbs8ifpfzm/Miha%20Leadership_43sec.mp4?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uc1375i8u93s2yp/Inside%20Orchestra_24sec.mp4?dl=

Investment for programme, storytelling, orchestra, debriefing and networking lunch:
€200, with partner €300, programme for kids by agreements.

If you want to participate for whole event (28. 21. 7) price is €400.

Hotel Mitra Ptuj

Peter Vesenjak

Peter.vesenjak@hosting.si

0038627877455

0038641 514 020

Account info:

 IBAN: SI56041730001588278
 
 Account holder:
 Name: Ustanova Gandin fundacija
 Address: Dolane 1, 2282 Cirkulane, Slovenia
 
 Bank:
 Name: Nova KBM d.d.
 Address: Ulica Vita Kraigherja 4, 2505 Maribor, Slovenia
 SWIFT: KBMASI2X
VABILO NA TERRA PARZIVAL QUEST Z MIHOM POGAČNIKOM

Ptujski grad 28 Julij 2019, 9:30-14:45h

Ta dopoldanski dogodek z orkestrom (v anglescini) je del štiridnevnega questivala Remember The FutureTerra Parzival Awakening”

Spoštovani!

Morda že poznate mojo inovacijo na področju vodenja (prosim, poglejte spodaj izjave Andreja Božiča in Sonje Šmuc) .

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28. julija 2019 dopoldne boste imeli priložnost, da na Ptujskem gradu sedite med izvajalci simfoničnega orkestra in pod mojim vodstvom doživite transfer emocionalne strukture glasbene mojstrovine v strategijo vodenja samega sebe in podjetja in tako izkusite mojo inovacijo v živo.

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Premiera podobnega dogodka na Ptujskem gradu je bila 6. aprila in Slovenski udelezenci so sedeli v orkestru skupaj z menedžerji tujih globalnih podjetij. Ponovno bomo imeli ugledne goste in pricakujemo druženje na visokem nivoju! Glasbena vsebina nova, nadaljevanje aprilskega dogodka.

Najprej boste ob 9:30h v palaciju (Dr. Davorin Peršič) doživeli uvodno pripoved o vitezu Parzivalu in njegovi življenjske poti iz ignorance do najvišje odgovornosti, ko postane kralj svetega Grala. Ta skrivnostna najpomembnejša evropska srednjeveška legenda je zasidrana v okolici Ptuja.

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Poleg meddisciplinarnega vpliva glasbe in drugih zvrsti umetnosti uporabljamo Parzivala kot pravzorec za razvoj vodilne osebnosti.

Glasbeni proces in izvedba (Johannes Brahms, Violinski koncert Op.77) se začne ob 11h v slavnostni dvorani (mojo metodo lahko spoznate na www.mihavision.com).

Ob 13:30 Sledi skupen debriefing doživetja, izmenjava izkušenj o vplivu nove paradigme umetnosti&gospodarstva in “networking” kosilo na grajskem dvorišču.

Ker je to poletni termin vabimo tudi partnerje in za otroke bo pripravljen paralelni “viteški” program!

Miha Pogacnik

Veleposlanik  Kulture republike Slovenije

www.mihavision.com

Mob. 00352 661 485158

Andrej Božič:

“Orkester je najstarejši najbolje delujoči vodstveni tim.

Dirigent brez strastnih in tehnično briljantnih glasbenikov ne pomeni nič, brez njega pa je ta kolektiv samo skupek briljantnih posameznikov.

Vsi so enako pomembni, violine se ne prerekajo z violami ali tolkali, samo če vsi delujejo skupaj, ubrano v flowu, je rezultat glasba , ki te ponese , motivira, vzbuja kreativnost, strategijo,…

To se občuti in ne potrebujes biti strokovnjak.

Prav zato je to doživetje z Mihom nekaj enkratnega in je velika lekcija iz vodenja, hkrati pa čisti užitek in dragocena izkušnja drugačnega doživljanja koncerta !”

Sonja Šmuc:

Iskanje svetega grala, ki navdihuje viteza Parzivala, povezanega s Terro Parzival, je hrepenenje človeka, da najde odgovor na večno vprašanje o smislu življenja. Zakaj sem tu? Kako se moji dihi prepletajo z ritmom človeštva?

Miha Pogacnik s svojo virtuozno metodo seciranja clovekovih globin ob zvokih violine in orkestra interpretira svetovne glasbene mojstrovine tako, da slišimo Bacha, Beethovna, Mozarta na nov, meddisciplinaren način  …, in tako odstirajo nepomembno, boleče, skrito v duši in potrkajo na sveti gral, ki ga nosimo v sebi. Potovanje z Miho je raziskovanje, ki pušča sled, tam kjer največ šteje. V nas.

Investicija za program, pripoved, orkester, debriefing in networking kosilo:

€200, z partnerjem €300 , program za otroke po dogovoru.

Če se želite udeležiti celotnega dogodka (28-31.7) € 400

Informacije in prijava:

Hotel Mitra Ptuj

Peter Vesenjak

Peter.vesenjak@hosting.si

027877455

041 514 020

Informacije o računu za nakazilo:

 IBAN: SI56041730001588278
 
 Account holder:
 Name: Ustanova Gandin fundacija
 Address: Dolane 1, 2282 Cirkulane, Slovenia
 
 Bank:
 Name: Nova KBM d.d.
 Address: Ulica Vita Kraigherja 4, 2505 Maribor, Slovenia
 SWIFT: KBMASI2X
PARZIVAL’S CASTLE BORL-ANKENSTEIN IS CALLING! JULY 27-31, 2019

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TerraParzival, Slovenia
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I am standing on the terrace of castle Borl-Ankenstein and looking back on 42 years of the IDRIART movement. Looking back through the memory of the old tower, to the knight Parzival and his time in the 9th century; His response to the call of the Grail.

How does this call resound in the 21st century?  What kind of listening is required to hear it?

We invite you to join to listen and celebrate in TerraParzival, July 27-31, 2019. You will hear the Parzival story told in various authentic locations, in relation to the challenges of our time. Supported by the power of Music-Process and recalibration of World-View. Together we will listen and set the stage for the emerging future!

Often in crisis locations and times, some 200 intercultural IDRIART Festivals proved the power of resonance when music and other Arts became the humanity platform of meetings. Yet this is not enough!

WE all live in an off-balanced „economic society“; for that reason I personally have ventured the last  28 years on a  learning journey with my violin, through the leadership floors of numerous companies and corporations world wide, uncovering the magic  of the formative forces of the arts; de-mixing and re-composing ailing relationships of culture, politics and economics.

What can we learn? How can we in TerraParzival inspire and learn from the centenary celebration of Rudolf Steiner’s Treefold Societal Composition and original Waldorf education principles in July? The Parzival story is one of the curriculum pillars in the 11th grade when young people ripen to reach for their highest ideals!  Where are the profound IDEALS in our digital-permeated society?? My motto is:

NO digitalisation without humanisation!

If you „hear“ this call, please reserve the date, offer suggestions, more details will follow.

Miha Pogacnik and  TerraParzival Team

www.terraparzival.net (soon updated!)

www.mihavision.com

Contact:
Anita Puksic

anita.puksic@gmail.com

0038631496537
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