Benjamin Zander, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global
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Benjamin Zander

Inspirational Former Conductor of Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Benjamin Zander was the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra for over seventeen years, and of Boston's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for nearly a quarter of a century.

He is known throughout the United States as one of the most inspiring teachers and trainers of young musicians, as well as a musician at the cutting edge of interpretation of music of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

He was a member of the National Youth Orchestra and later studied cello in Florence and at the State Conservatoire in Cologne. After graduating from London University he went on a Harkness Fellowship to the States were he has lived ever since, teaching at the New England Conservatory.

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Benjamin Zander reveals the distinctions of leadership, teamwork, creativity and coaching gained in a life-time of conducting. The orchestra has often been used as a fertile model to illustrate the dynamics of the corporate world. Now, as the traditional male styles of “conducting”, such as insistence on hierarchy, control and right thinking, are giving way to new ways of transferring authority to the players, different skills are required for effective leadership.

The art of listening and ensemble playing and the ability to provide coaching to remove the hidden barriers to individual self-expression will become increasingly crucial. In an era where interdependence is recognised to be vital as winning out over the competition, the central question for the leader becomes how to train institutions to act as great symphony orchestras. In demonstrating how a performance of a piece of music can be transformed from the ordinary to the extraordinary by questioning assumptions, a model may emerge in which leaders can design institutions that authentically respond to the challenges of the new day.

In an era where interdependence is recognised to be vital as winning out over the competition, the central question for the leader becomes how to train institutions to act as great symphony orchestras. In demonstrating how a performance of a piece of music can be transformed from the ordinary to the extraordinary by questioning assumptions, a model may emerge in which leaders can design institutions that authentically respond to the challenges of the new day. Using the orchestra as metaphor he speaks on a range of themes: – The Interpretation of Music: Understanding the possibilities of your company – The role of the conductor: True executive leadership – Coaching the individual players: Getting the best results from an employee – Conducting the symphony: Enabling teamwork – Enrolling the audience: Marketing your product or service, and Creating a great artistic experience: The gap between ordinary and the extraordinary performance.

 

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Topics

The Interpretation of Music: Understanding the possibilities of your company

The role of the conductor: True executive leadership

Coaching the individual players: Getting the best results from an employee

Conducting the symphony: Enabling teamwork

Enrolling the audience: Marketing your product or service

Creating a great artistic experience: The gap between ordinary and the extraordinary performance

Thank you for generating the most wonderful atmosphere at our conference. The participants each felt that they emerged from the experience you created as enhanced and fulfilled people. This transformation occurred because of your extraordinary ability to reach into the individual and show where his or her real potential lies - all this with 'just' words, music and movement

Partner, Coopers & Lybrand

If you want to liberate your soul, listen to Zander's Mahler. If you want to take your leadership skills to the next level, study the Art of Possibility with the Zanders. In his presentation Ben explodes traditional leadership thinking and takes leadership out of the closet. He blows the door WITH its hinges off that closet, and you can never go back after working with Ben. His leadership view is unconventional, irreverent and bold. Its impact is without boundaries. I have seen Ben Zander's teaching transform entire teams through Possibility in ways that are nothing short of magical with results that are nothing short of exemplary. He is a catalyst for Excellence.

Merrill Lynch

Thank you for generating the most wonderful atmosphere at our conference. The participants each felt that they emerged from the experience you created as enhanced and fulfilled people. This transformation occurred because of your extraordinary ability to reach into the individual and show where his or her real potential lies - all this with 'just' words, music and movement.

Partner, Coopers & Lybrand

You leading our team into the adventure of exploring ourselves, killing our fears, understanding better our strengths and unlocking possibilities within ourselves, has really been an incredible journey transformed into beautiful music we all played in harmony. Thank you for opening this inspiring chapter of possibilities for us.

Coca-Cola Hellenic

Publications

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The Art of Possibility

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Fees & Details

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  • UK:

    £50K +

  • Europe:

    £50K +

  • US:

    £50K +

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £50K +

Travels From

  • United States

Languages

English

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