All that Jazz Night ...
All in all a great event, good food, an interesting speech and a nice location, just too hot, but weather was the only variable nobody could influence. And public transport as always. My wife did experience all the bad things an average commuter sees during 2 - 4 weeks in one single trip from our home to Duesseldorf.
Luckily the event location had two mobile air condition systems that did spend some cool air, but only in a 3 meter diameter around the system 🤪.
Host of the night was Flokk https://www.flokk.com/en/global, a company selling business chairs mainly from Sweden. Key note speaker was Dr. Peter Kreuz https://foerster-kreuz.com/peter-kreuz-en/, who did spend a lot of time with Jazz Music as analogy for business transformation and leadership topics. Some example statements below:
- React to unforeseen issues with maximum agility
- Best entry point into Jazz Music - Miles Davis - Kind of Blue http://www.jazzwisemagazine.com/artists/13632-miles-davis-kind-of-blue
- "Everybody has a plan until you get punched in the face" -- Mike Tyson
- Stefon Harris, "There are no mistakes in jazz, just missed opportunities" see Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/stefon_harris_there_are_no_mistakes_on_the_bandstand
- Book: Frank Barrett, Yes to the Mess about Provocative competence https://hbr.org/2012/08/what-leaders-can-learn-from-ja
- Interfere routines, not too much - take positive steps, trust in your people
- Larry Page, get uncomfortably excited - to get best performance
- Google project Aristotle, about team interaction
- In summary and to remember the Jazz analogy:
- Make yourself uncomfortable, get out of comfort soon
- Be a good listener
- et everybody play his solo ...
"Do not fear mistakes. There are none." Miles Davis, American - Musician May 26, 1926 - September 28, 1991, https://www.milesdavis.com/