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“CONCURRENCE”, August 2015
We are delighted and proud to bring to you our second instalment of‘Concurrence’, on its quest to explore “What Businesses Can Learn From The Arts”.  It is now 10 years since we got into Training, the last five of which have gone primarily in the space of developing Art-based methodologies. This has been a fascinating journey for us, a journey that has taken us overseas to nine countries, and inwards into deeper ...
Painting in the Training Room: Where Process Trumps Product
In almost all my programmes where we use Painting, be it for Influencing or Conflict Management, Collaboration or Managing Change, one factor is common – the participants’ worry about the Output. Most of my participants aren’t experts in Painting, most haven’t painted in years, maybe decades. Some have never painted in their life (at least the way we do it – all formal and proper, stretched canvases framed to perfection, easels ...
Teaching Empathy through Art
While researching for our upcoming publications on Art-Based Learnings, I came across this article about how students at the Weill Cornell Medical College get exposure to Arts to help them develop empathy and sensitivity: “Weill Cornell also has a longstanding Humanities and Medicine program that is designed to help students better understand patient experiences through literature, art, and music.
Schumpeter in The Economist – Business leaders would benefit from studying great writers
Schumpeter is among the finest writers we have in this space. And he hits the nail on the head, that so-called “Outbound” team-building and ideation programmes do not work. What leaders and managers need are more ways to introspect, appreciate the self and internal working of the minds and hearts – their own, their colleagues’ and their organisation’s. As he puts it, “It is time to replace this rite of ...
Business and Education Executives Just Don’t See Eye to Eye
From The Huffington Post blog. John M. Eger. Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that “A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today’s college graduates.” They made this key finding: 96 percent of percent ...
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