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Happy Christmas

We hope you enjoy our Christmas song Heavenly Peace. The words are old, the music is new. If you’re looking for a new take on engaging your poeple in 2011 we would love to talk! With best wishes for a Happy Christmas and prosperous 2011, from the Moving Performance team. Heavenly Peace, written and performed by… Read the full article…

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Orchestrating success

The symphony orchetsra as a metaphor for a corporation / organisation is much written about and commented on. I came across an article written on how “orchestrating success” in an orchestra is a useful metaphor for orchestrating success in the project management world. Written by “The Risk Doctor“, Dr David Hillson, who is a widely… Read the full article…

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Do you see joy in your leader’s face?

This summer there was only one concert I really wanted to go to. Mahler’s 1st Symphony performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle. My Dad and I queued for 5 hours at the BBC Proms to get in for £5 each – bargain. It was the most popular concert after the Last… Read the full article…

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The use of music in corporate learning programmes

How many training courses have you been on in your career? As a graduate I went on about 6 five-day residential courses in my first year, and since then on average about 2 per year. I have probably been on about 30 – 40 courses in total in my career to date. Only two were… Read the full article…

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Sport, Music and Hope

Hooray – the Football World Cup starts today! Eagerly anticipated, and hard earned, 32 teams will be fighting it out for the ultimate prize in football. What is it about big worldwide sporting events that we love? I think the one word that sums it up is HOPE. We all hope our teams will do… Read the full article…

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Do you enjoy your work?

Do you allow yourself to enjoy your work? Many people I see get bogged down in the daily grind, barely keeping their heads above water. They seem far from happy. Perhaps the last thing on their minds is to take the time to appreciate what is going on around them; noting the valuable contribution they… Read the full article…

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Do you have Musical Bones?

I met a guy recently who told me he didn’t have a musical bone in his body. This got me thinking – what are musical bones? According to some they were the world’s first musical instrument. Bones from birds (the flying variety) were fashioned into primitive flutes. To others they were the earliest forms of… Read the full article…

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Music in Haiti

A friend of mine has recently gone to Haiti in a nursing capacity to help the victims of the recent earth quake. The conditions were war-zone-like – a make-shift hospital had been set up inside a large tent alongside the runway at Port-au-Prince. The patients, many suffering from horrible injuries, were lined up in long… Read the full article…

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A simple Thank You can go a long way

A tale of two concerts and two leadership styles. Over the last week I have witnessed first hand two conducting and leadership styles, that speak a simple message which is so relevant to leadership in the workplace. The first was a performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, possibly the hardest piece for a conductor to… Read the full article…

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Waving your arms about without a clue.

Have you ever been in the situation where a new boss comes in who just doesn’t have a clue? I witnessed it this week in an orchestra rehearsal. The conductor was a “choral” conductor who knew seemed to know very little about conducting let alone rehearsing an orchestra. We were “rehearsing” Rossini’s Stabat Mater ahead… Read the full article…

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