Adaptation, improvisation and
organisation
2nd Annual People Conference
Peter Cook
22 May 2014
Knowing me, Knowing you
Chemist : 18 years in
Pharmaceutical R&D
Academic : 18 years
teaching MBA’s and
SHRM
Consultant an...
PART 1 – The Music of Business
Music and Business – Parallels
Business
Creativity
Clients,
Customer,
Stakeholders
Structure
Music
Improvisation
The
Audie...
Leaders get the balance right
Creativity
Clients,
Customers
Stakeholders
Structure
Professor Adrian Furnham on
Music and Leadership
Click picture for article
The Leader’s job
Create enough structure (score) to move
people to action
Too much structure and innovation never starts!
...
Leadership and Jamming
Balance ‘score’ (structure),
‘improvisation’ (creativity) and
‘audience’ (customer)
Learn on the jo...
A music lesson
12 intervals in an octave
Conventions of harmony etc.
You can bend or break
conventions
Improvising within 12 notes
Jamming in practice:
‘2000 Scouts at the Gaybar’
Improvisation
The
Audience
Score
Improvisation in Jazz
Tal Wilkenfield – Bass Supremo
PART 2 – Adaptive
Organisations
Leadership redefined:
“Helping others perfect new habits
and drop or remodel out of date
ones”
Source: Sex, Leadership and...
Strong cultures:
Creatures of Habit in Rock and Business
Adaptive cultures:
Breaking away from the recipe
AND keeping your audience
Featured in
Further Reading
Human Dynamics and The Academy of Rock
Web www.academy-of-rock.co.uk
Web www.humdyn.co.uk
The Academy of Rock and Human Dynamics
+ 44 (0) 1634 855267 + 44 (0) 7725 927585
E peter@humdyn.co.uk
Web www.academy-of-r...
O u r s o n g o n t h e e c o n o m y
“ F i s c a l C l i f f ”
Download it on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon etc.
C o m i n g o n 1 4 . 7 . 1 4
A t r i b u t e 2 P r i n c e
Mail us for ur copy peter@humdyn.co.uk
Coming up
Peter Cook performs at London’s Borderline
Tickets http://www.seetickets.com/event/bernie-torme/borderline/783162
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  1. 1. Adaptation, improvisation and organisation 2nd Annual People Conference Peter Cook 22 May 2014
  2. 2. Knowing me, Knowing you Chemist : 18 years in Pharmaceutical R&D Academic : 18 years teaching MBA’s and SHRM Consultant and Author : 18 + years in business CIPD Council Member Peter Cook MBA, MRSC C.Chem, FCIPD www.humdyn.co.uk www.academy-of-rock.co.uk
  3. 3. PART 1 – The Music of Business
  4. 4. Music and Business – Parallels Business Creativity Clients, Customer, Stakeholders Structure Music Improvisation The Audience Score
  5. 5. Leaders get the balance right Creativity Clients, Customers Stakeholders Structure
  6. 6. Professor Adrian Furnham on Music and Leadership Click picture for article
  7. 7. The Leader’s job Create enough structure (score) to move people to action Too much structure and innovation never starts! Encourage creativity (improvisation) within the acceptable range of the business culture Too much creativity and innovation never finishes Bring all three elements into harmony e.g. Wikipedia, First Direct
  8. 8. Leadership and Jamming Balance ‘score’ (structure), ‘improvisation’ (creativity) and ‘audience’ (customer) Learn on the job – from successes and mistakes – Leaders create true learning organisations Using emotional intelligence to tune into others and respond to signals
  9. 9. A music lesson 12 intervals in an octave Conventions of harmony etc. You can bend or break conventions
  10. 10. Improvising within 12 notes
  11. 11. Jamming in practice: ‘2000 Scouts at the Gaybar’ Improvisation The Audience Score
  12. 12. Improvisation in Jazz Tal Wilkenfield – Bass Supremo
  13. 13. PART 2 – Adaptive Organisations
  14. 14. Leadership redefined: “Helping others perfect new habits and drop or remodel out of date ones” Source: Sex, Leadership and Rock’n’Roll STOP in the name of Leadership
  15. 15. Strong cultures: Creatures of Habit in Rock and Business
  16. 16. Adaptive cultures: Breaking away from the recipe AND keeping your audience
  17. 17. Featured in Further Reading Human Dynamics and The Academy of Rock Web www.academy-of-rock.co.uk Web www.humdyn.co.uk
  18. 18. The Academy of Rock and Human Dynamics + 44 (0) 1634 855267 + 44 (0) 7725 927585 E peter@humdyn.co.uk Web www.academy-of-rock.co.uk Web www.humdyn.co.uk Business Consulting Better Training and Development Conferences and Events with a difference Business and Executive Coaching “Intelligent fun”
  19. 19. O u r s o n g o n t h e e c o n o m y “ F i s c a l C l i f f ” Download it on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon etc.
  20. 20. C o m i n g o n 1 4 . 7 . 1 4 A t r i b u t e 2 P r i n c e Mail us for ur copy peter@humdyn.co.uk
  21. 21. Coming up Peter Cook performs at London’s Borderline Tickets http://www.seetickets.com/event/bernie-torme/borderline/783162

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