The jlp experience

Proactive Leadership Development


Proactive development sharpens confidence, clarifies identity, and enhances the voice of leadership at all levels in organizations.

Participants in the JLP-designed premium program will utilize jazz principles and practices to:

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dEepen LISTENING Skills

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EMBRACE THE UNEXPECTED

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overcome conflicts and Challenges

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assess values & workstyle

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strengthen leadership maturity

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build A powerful ensemble

       Energetic - interactive - Experiential   


JAZZ LEADERSHIP PROJECT (JLP) optimizes leadership capacity and accelerates team development for heightened workplace engagement and achievement. The JLP Experience includes team success and cultural assessments, virtual and in-person workshops (with a live jazz band), and a custom success plan. No music knowledge is necessary to understand how jazz principles and practices promotes creativity, strengthens leadership capacity, and elevates inclusive team synergy.


The program experience begins with our two signature online tools: a Team Success Assessment (which categorizes workstyle preferences) and a Cultural Values Assessment to measure and map team values, and reveal organizational health. Each takes only 10-12 minutes. 

Next we dive into Jazz Principles and Practices, moving through the fundamental values and foundation of jazz music, drawing out the analogies, framing the concepts, tying all to workplace success. 


JAZZ PRINCIPLES


JAZZ PRACTICES

jazz practices

Jazz music is a critical part of the program as it immerses participants into an embodied awareness. Participants engage in creative, fun improvisational group exercises and gain access to expert development coaching.

Benefits & Applications 

"I used to think that running an organization was equivalent to conducting a symphony orchestra. But I don't think that's quite it; it's more like jazz. There is more improvisation."

Warren Bennis

Author, Pioneer of Leadership Studies


VALUE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION:

Understanding and embracing models of shared and horizontal leadership can lead to organizational gains such as: creative problem-solving, strategic alignment, shared responsibility and accountability, replicable standards of team interaction, and heightened workforce engagement. JLP aims for improvements in:

• Team Motivation and Team Interaction

• Trust

• Decision-making

• Interpersonal Behavior

• Change Management 

• Listening Skills

• Clarity of Roles and Responsibilities

• Application of Leadership Levels and Styles

• Team Collaboration and Communication


APPLICATIONS:

In a safe, creative environment, participants experience small group interplay via engaging activities which model the open and interdependent interaction of jazz ensembles whose members support and challenge one another, resulting in mutual growth and development.  

• On-boarding of New Personnel

• Leadership Training and Development

• Team-Building and Team Development

• Career and Staff Development

• Manager and Executive Retreats

• Mergers and Acquisition Transitions

• Project Management

• Personal Growth and Development

• Diversity and Inclusion Training

"A manager with a well-developed mindset orientation will have a knack for recombining the skills and assets of their organization in new ways in the same way that a jazz improviser recombines notes."

Beth Comstock

Author, Imagine it Forward:

Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change