In order for a good leader to become an exceptional one, they need to understand what effect their actions, choices, and emotions have on those around them.

Emotional intelligence – the ability to understand and empathize with others – goes beyond thinking. It needs to be felt. Once we are aware of how we react to situations and why, we have access to more choice – the choice to change, or the choice to stay the same.

We believe this freedom and awareness of choice builds better leaders.

To help your teams make this journey, we provide space for participants to find and define the strengths and passions they bring to their role. Learning through music broadens understanding of who they are and how this fits into a wider work context.

African drumming relies on leadership, communication, and teamwork. When working together, drummers need to be aware of everyone around them. Because of this, they instinctively demonstrate the key facets of leadership. Our leadership development through drumming solution uses these same techniques to develop these elements in your leaders:

External awareness

Honing vision and strategy by responding to information from all directions

Being open and a champion for change

Showing initiative and learning from others

Taking (calculated) risks

Allowing themselves, and others, to show courage and creativity through trying something different or unexpected

Awareness of others

Developing an awareness of what those around them are doing – and how their actions effect that

Empowering others

Not shying away from delegating tasks to other members of the team

From MBA students to seasoned professionals, everyone should take the time to find new ways to look at the world, and learning through music broadens understanding and gives a different perspective.

If you need to develop your leaders into something different, get in touch.

The response was fantastic. The drums fixed in a very fun way the amazing synergies and common bonds that exist inside all of us. And, of course, we will not forget how vital it is to follow the orchestra conductor in order to achieve a common rhythm: the principle of leadership.

Jaime Martínez Caraballo, Marketing Manager, Sebastian Professional, Spain