Katalina Groh, Larry Prusak:
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|The film-maker as storyteller: Katalina Groh|
This new leadership is about relationship and itís on conversations, that
is, what is the conversation Iím having? How is that affecting the person
Iím having it with?
|Weíre not singing
it. We are being it. Itís a huge responsibility. And you know, your
face it lit up with joy.So itís not a responsibility, like ďOh, my God,
what a huge, crushing responsibility!Ē
No, itís like, ďWow! Now, thatís something to get up for in the morning!Ē
And your face is telling the story that itís the greatest thing on earth to be a musician.
But much more than that. We can enroll people in all of life. Full, expressed, passionate. Now one more time.
(student sings) Ja wohl! Heís got it! Bravo! Wonderful!
Ros Zander: What we mean by transformation is the shift from being an individual to being and living in a connected world. Music is connection. It is connection itself. Weíre using it as a metaphor. But it does connect you. Itís a human language. And itís probably one of the purest human languages that communicate to everyone.
(Group sings Beethovenís Ode to Joy)
Ben Zander: Bravo! Bravo! Fantastic!
Stephanie Pace Marshall (President, Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy): When I saw generals and CEOs and emerging young leaders, and teachers all standing on their chairs singing Ode to Joy. I said to myself, this may be a vehicle to create a compassionate, sustainable world that works for everyone. I mean, You cannot leave without feeling a renewed sense of your own capacity, a renewed sense of your own possibility.
Ben Zander (playing the Mozart piano sonata in C major): I donít know how I got in this position. I didnít say, ďIím going to push myself over like this, and push my shoulder up.Ē No. The music pushed me over. Which is why I call it one-buttock playing. Give me the other buttock.
|Books and videos on storytelling
*** In Good Company : How Social Capital Makes Organizations Work
by Don Cohen, Laurence Prusak (February 2001) Harvard Business School Press
*** The Social Life of Information, by John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid
(February 2000) Harvard Business School Press
*** The Springboard : How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations
by Stephen Denning (October 2000) Butterworth-Heinemann
*** The Art of Possibility, a video with Ben and Ros Zander : Groh Publications (February 2001)
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