Our world today is becoming uncertain. The Business and Political spheres face increasingly complex issues that lead to enormous pressures when making decisions. Low levels of employee engagement and lack of inspiration impact performance and work quality.
Miha comes from the world of Culture, Art and Music. As a professional Violin Player he really masters his Art. Early on in his career he had to immerse himself in the work and pressure of high quality performance. He questioned the stuff true engagement is made of and how he could connect with his audience in a more profound way. More importantly, the very fact that Art was often seen as pure entertainment to be consumed only in specific setups challenged him deeply.
Now Miha is working with Business people and Politicians. On a daily basis, he encounters similar types of struggles and challenges. Miha demonstrates the powerful tool of transfer from classical masterpiece to leadership development.
What Miha now calls « productive detours » in his path was a way of applying his unique creativity in completely new fields and testing new solutions. Business and Politics may seem far fetched from Art yet Miha skillfully put together a unique method to address common dilemmas regarding performance, motivation and inspiration.
All this lead him to the realization that the transformative power of the Arts was somehow lost in translation. That Culture was not handled properly in the way society works. And most importantly, that he was in a position where he could do something about it. Miha decided to put his artistic competence and gifts at the service of something bigger than « consuming ». What seems idealistic utopia turns into a tool for strategy and solutions to address critical Business issues as well as structural and systemic problems in society.
When it comes to his cultural and artistic background Miha is a new breed of Artistic Entrepreneur. He is paving new pathways for Artists that are ready to play new roles in society beyond the cultural sphere. The process he has created and his teachings, known as the Miha Method, are a real gift for all Leaders that take the path of addressing systemically real world problems.
Miha Pogačnik’s educational intentions have many forms. As Adjunct Professor of Arts & Leadership at the IEDC Bled School of Management and Lecturer in prestigious Business Schools he applies the Miha Method to enhance Business Learning with Artistic principles. Business Schools today are in great need of creating transformational and memorable Business Programs. In the online era, where almost everything is downloadable, it is priceless to know how to emotionalize challenges and opportunities. Executive Learning becomes an internalized, sustainable experience beyond only cognitive understanding.
As a Role Model, Miha consistently demonstrates to Business Executives and Political Actors the importance of awakening to their own uniqueness. As a Teacher, he is a living example of how the power of Art connects disciplines and spheres of life that have fallen apart. For Miha the Education of the Future lies in bridging the gaps between Disciplines, Cultures and Generations. He creates a radically new form of Art that has as goal to connect, bridge and bring the musical Resonance principle into the « Architecture » of human relationships. In a nutshell, Miha repositions Arts to the level of « Social Art », the Resonance of Relationships. He teaches Social Art with his disruptive Method. In his project « Terra Parzival, a Prototype of European Regional Development » in Slovenia he demonstrates the role of Social Art in the composition of Society. Social Art is also the Future of Company Organization.
Miha Pogačnik introduces a new process into the Business Innovation landscape: the Miha Method. Trusting the integrity of classical masterpieces he treats them in completely new ways and guarantees better results. Business, unlike great music, struggles to « compose its own masterpiece ». Bridging Art and Business is about individual development, team work and the transformational power of Art as a sponsor for true vision and company direction.
Miha anchors inspiration and meaningful co-creation in your company culture. He takes your company to the cutting edge by working smarter. Because it is not enough to make changes. It is vital to go beyond your company’s problems and address the much bigger, systemic reality with truly creative solutions. His method unlocks the full capacity of your company using the Resonance Platform principle. Employee empowerment becomes an internal business. Once you are aligned you become productive. The Miha Method gives your company true competitive advantage. It literally cracks the codes of how to induce the Entrepreneurial Spirit in organizational development. Because by 2025, Millennials and Gen-Zers will be the majority of the workforce. Unlike previous generations they need meaning and greater freedom of expression at work. Investing in the formative forces of Art ensures investing in the emerging future of Business.
The Miha Method, already successful in the Business arena, introduces the Arts in the decision-making process of Politics as a driving force for the composition of Society. European Political Actors ready to bring to the surface real European issues find productive solutions beyond political debate. Miha Pogačnik’s remedy to Europe’s severe identity crisis is to challenge the pragmatic, political and economic approaches without forgetting the Soul of Europe and the ideal it represents worldwide. Officially a Diplomat, Miha is a strong advocate that while Economy is global, the European cultural heritage is local, built upon language and Art. When seeing Europe through the lens of the Arts it becomes a polyphonic garden of genius expressions. Miha’s political vision involves strengthening the cultural landscape in Europe at a Regional level. In a vibrant European consortium attention is brought to its shared cultural identity with each country defining its unique contribution in terms of Culture.
Miha’s Social ARTivism was born in the early eighties. With the founding of IDRIART tens of thousands of people travelled with Miha to be part of social change during heightened cold war tensions. He placed Art at the heart of social upheavals in Budapest, Prague and over 2OO intercultural festivals from Moscow to Amazonia. The social innovations of the « Cultural Caravan » and the « Flotilla of Peace » were the first Mobile Inspiration Centers. The Miha Method was born by raising position and opposition to « composition » and has proven sustainable. Miha now works with Politicians at times of peace to access their highest potential.
BANKING & INSURANCE
ABN AMRO BANK, ECB, WORLD BANK, ABRAAJ CAPITAL, BALOISE GROUP, BANK OF AUSTRIA, DAIMLER FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEGUSSA BANK, DEUTSCHE BANK, ING BANK, LOMBARD, MORGAN STANLEY, MUNICH RE, RABOBANK, SWISS LIFE, SEB BANK, SIGNAL IDUNA, SKANDIA INSURANCE, UBS
CONSULTING, COMMUNICATION, BUSINESS SCHOOLS, EDUCATION
ATOS CONSULTING, AXEL SPRINGER, BERLIN SCHOOL OF CREATIVE LEADERSHIP, CAPGEMINI UNIVERSITY, CEIBS (CHINA), HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, ICG, IMD, INFORA, IESE, INSEAD, J WALTER THOMPSON, KIENBAUM, KPMG, LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL, SAATCHI & SAATCHI, SOL, UNIVERSITY OF REYKJAVIK
ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, IT, MACHINES, HEAVY INDUSTRY
AHLSTROM, AIRBUS, BAE SYSTEMS, BOMBARDIER, CEMEX, DANFOSS, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, DM, EDS, ERICSSON, FIRST DATA, FREEBALANCE, FUJI, XEROX, FUJITSU, GE, HEWLETT PACKARD, IBM, JOHNSON CONTROLS, MICROSOFT, NOKIA, NOSK HYDRO, ORACLE, SAP, SIEMENS, SONAECOM, SPRINT, SULZER AG, SWISSCOM, T-MOBILE, WHIRLPOOL
EU, WORLD AFFAIRS, SOCIAL ARTIVISM, CONFERENCES
BBC WORLD, CITY OF GLASGOW, EFMD, EFQM, FLASH FORWARD CONFERENCE, GREENPEACE, HELLENIC MA, INNOTOWN, LIONS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, LONDON BUSINESS FORUM, TEDX GLASGOW, WIN CONFERENCE, WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, YPO
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, DEUTSCHE BAHN, EXPEDIA, TAM AIRLINE, TUBE LINES, TUI, US POSTAL SERVICE, WESTERN UNION
DAIMLER CRYSLER, FIAT, MITSUBISHI, PORSCHE, VOLVO, VW
NUTRITION, PHARMACEUTICAL, CONSUMER, PETROCHEMICAL, ENERGY
AUCHAN, AVEDA, BAYER, BEIERSDORF, BEN AND JERRY’S, BODY SHOP, COCA COLA, DSM, ECOVER, ESPRIT, HEINEKEN, HENKEL, KPN, LEGO, MARKANT HANDELS FORUM, MATTEL, MEDTRONIC, MERCK, MEXX, NAGARJUNA, NIKE, NOVARTIS, O’NEILL, OTTO, PEPSI, PDVSA, PFIZER, PROCTOR & GAMBLE, SANOFI, SHELL, SODEXHO, WELEDA, WESSANEN