Keynote Presentation: For a Fresh Perspective on Team Leadership Look to the Drummer. What?

Assume you have no authority, no control over anyone or anything, and you need to inspire members to perform as never before. Who are you? “Oh, you must be the drummer, set your kit up next to the piano dude.” When searching for helpful techniques to improve our leadership skills, sometimes the best place to look is to a completely unrelated field. Did you know the techniques used by a big band drummer parallel those of a successful team leader? On the surface the big band drummer is just another “side-man” without any authority or control. Once the music starts the drummer can invoke confidence and inspire individual members and the entire band to play like never before. Sit back and enjoy this unique keynote address by John Ryskowski as he provides live demonstrations of the techniques drummers use to support the band in their goal to sound great. He will perform an actual big band chart then deconstructed one section at a time. As the drumming techniques are revealed, so are opportunities to realize new perspectives on team leadership.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn specific leadership techniques and lessons from an unrelated field supporting self-discovered insights into leadership without power
  • Go for a mind ride. Go on an adventure where you get to experience being someone else doing something very different for a short time, then come back and apply that experience to your present day’s dilemmas
  • Be inspired with renewed energy to get back and lead

Location: Guggenheim BallroomDate: May 17, 2019Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm John Ryskowski