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An Opera Production and Corporate Culture

  Opera is when the hero gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings!  ~Robert Burns My daughter loves opera and even though she is just 17 has seen nearly 100 operas in places like the Royal … Continue reading

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Profiles in Courage . . . Pavol Breslik

A long time ago, when I was in High School, I read the book, Profiles in Courage by President John F. Kennedy.  The book profiled the acts of courage displayed by eight US Senators in doing “what was right” rather … Continue reading

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Opera . . . Classical vs Modern

Last evening Stephanie and I went to the English National Opera production of Julietta.  Now if you are like me, visions of Romeo and Juliet, colourful costumes and classical set design springs to mind.  Not so.  Julietta, based on the … Continue reading

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A Leadership Lesson from Billy Budd (the Opera)

“Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with … Continue reading

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Opportunity and Endless Opportunity . . .

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.        –Seneca We live in a remarkable age.  An age of opportunity.  At no other time in the history of mankind has there been so much opportunity.  Opportunity to travel … Continue reading

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A Return to the Opera

In a recent post we were exploring what business leaders can learn from an opera conductor (The CEO and the Opera). Today let’s explore the second business leadership principle, courtesy of Conductor Ed Garner and the English National Opera as … Continue reading

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