Coaching first – right after the arts

Dear reader,

Jörg Reckhenrich_2Joerg Reckhenrich, our faculty member for innovation and creativity management is both committed in art and management: he is an artist and director of the Berlin-based consultancy ‘Strategic Creativity Zurich’ and adjunct professor at the Antwerp Management School. With his profound experience, Joerg has facilitated workshops on creativity and innovation as part of executive education programs  at various business schools, including IMD.

In this article (Joerg is co-author) about coaching, the authors focus on the immense pressure of both companies and institutions which strive for innovation.

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The authors reflect how coaching today relies on experiences from the arts as we suspect the artist to be a role model for many things: leadership personalities, force of innovation, creativity and stratification of perspectives.

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How art and coaching do interact is explained in the article, which I would like to share with you.

Kind regards,
Peter Lorange

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Felt and Fat: The new leadership principles by Joseph Beuys

Dear reader

yesterday I introduced our faculty member Joerg Reckhenrich who is both an artist and a consultant. Further to this he is adjunct professor at the Antwerp Management School and one of his main interests is the borderline between art and management.

Together with Dr. Martin Kaupp from the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin, he wrote an article on the most hidden resource in leadership: creativity.

Fat, one of Beuys’ favourite materials

They explore the borderline of creativity and leadership along the vita and the works of the legendary German artist Jospeh Beuys, confirming their statement that creativity is not a technique but an attitude.

Download the article as PDF by simply clicking the thumbnail below

Yours,
Peter Lorange

P.S. The next occasion where you can meet Joerg Reckhenrich is in January during our one-day event series “Speed, Action: Results!”. The event will take place in the Kunsthaus Zurich. He will then do a museum exercise as part of his leadership seminar.

 

A member of our faculty: Joerg Reckhenrich

Dear reader

What is typical of our institute and at the same time a tremendous benefit for the participants in our Executive MBA and Executive Master of Science courses? It’s our faculty.

Never could we be an innovative school without high class teaching. We are willing to guarantee you high class teaching not by a faculty of permanent members. On the contrary, we guarantee the latest in teaching by a non-permanent faculty.

This allows us to invite specialist for each relevant topic providing our participants with the latest insights from the respective fields.

One of this faculty members is Joerg Reckhenrich. He is both, an artist and a consultant.

Next year, during the first event of our  2012 series “Speed, Action: Results!” Joerg will do a museum exercise as integral part of his leadership seminar. I will inform you in greater detail in a few days.

Joerg Reckhenrich is an artist and director of the Berlin-based consultancy ‘Strategic Creativity’, Professor of Innovation and Creativity Management at the Lorange Institute, Zurich and adjunct professor at the Antwerp Management School.

Joerg has facilitated workshops on creativity and innovation as part of executive education programs at Antwerp Management School, London Business School, IMD and the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT).

The Lady and the Monster: Arts and Leadership

Dear readers

After the busy days with the 3rd Zurich Business Forum, I want to share with you an article about a project by two members of our non-permanent faculty

Joerg Reckhenrich and Jamie Anderson.

They both had terrific lectures during the forum (Joerg on the Korean artist Nam June Paik and what leaders can learn from the arts, and Jamie on the multi-media and social media phenomenon Lady Gaga under socio-commercial aspects).

“Who needs followers? A leader.” J. Anderson

The Economists renowned blogger “Schumpeter“*) portrayed one of their latest projects in a longer article which I would like to share with you.

The article is called: The Lady and the Monster  (klick to download your personal copy as pdf)

Yours,
Peter Lorange

*) In his Economist blog, Schumpeter columnist and his colleagues provide commentary and analysis on the topics of business, finance and management. The blog takes its name from Joseph Schumpeter, an Austrian-American economist who likened capitalism to a “perennial gale of creative destruction”

Zurich Business Forum – Impressions

Dear reader

we’re glad to share with you some live pictures from the first day of the 3rd Zurich Business Forum.

Yours,
Peter Lorange

Early morning networking

Early morning networking

Opening session (myself speaking)

Talking to Stephan Brunner, Brunnerwerbung

Philippe Marmara, Globalpraxis: 86% of all innovations are imitations!

Prof. Manson: Innovation through material science

Joerg Reckhenrich: What can leaders learn from the arts?

Joerg Reckhenrich debating about arts and business

Peter Lorange with Jan-Anders Manson from the EPFL (ETH)

The artist is…

the creator of beautiful things. Most of us remember the famous quotation from Oscar Wilde’s legendary novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.

Nevertheless, art is more than beauty.Today, executives and leaders are called to face the increasing complexity of the economic world with the creative potential of their staff.

Joerg Reckhenrich, a highly appreciated, regular guest lecturer at the Lorange Institute, combines arts and management.

It was the intensive study of Joseph Beuys, which made him combine his artistic approach with the work as consultant. During the last couple of years, several of his art projects have been created around topics like organizational values, structures and dialogue.

Just recently he published – together with Dr. Martin Kupp – an article in the magazine Personalwirtschaft (Human Resource) on the organization as a piece of art.

You’ll find the entire article here: Organisation als Kunstwerk

Kind regards,
Peter Lorange

The Fine Art of Success:How Learning Great Art Can Create Great Business

Youve read about Jack Welch, Lou Gerstner and Steve Jobs – but what can you learn about business from van Gogh and Picasso? The Fine Art of Success shows why you should look to pop–stars like Madonna or artists like Damien Hirst for guidance on innovation, competitive advantage, leadership, and a host of other business issues.

Managers, marketing professionals, and students will see how these creative artists can help their organizations. Chapters include Madonna – Strategy on a dance floor; Damian Hirst – The shark is dead/How to build yourself a new market; Beuys – Understanding creativity, is every manager an artist; Picasso – Art lessons for global managers; Koons – Made in Heaven produced on earth; and Paik – Global Groove, innovation through juxtaposition. With controversial ideas, fascinating facts and memorable examples, The Fine Art of Success delivers business lessons that youll be eager to apply

Wiley is offering a 20% discount on the book when members of the Lorange Institute community order through their website. Please use code VB189 at the checkout stage to get your discount on the book.

(From Inside the Flap)

Innovation is the ‘buzz topic for the 21st century manager. Now it’s time to learn from those who have been doing it for centuries – creative artists. Wondering how your firm can sustain competitive advantage?

This book suggests you might look to contemporary artist Damian Hirst, or pop–star Madonna for guidance on successful strategies for driving innovation and creativity in business.This book is a fresh and entertaining course on key strategies for successful  business innovation.

The authors analyse the success of artists through the lens of management theory and ask what practising managers can learn from the way creative artists innovate. They show that there are real lessons for managers from the success of artists such as Joesph Beuys, Madonna, Pablo Picasso and others, and that many of these lessons can be applied within the firm.

About the Authors

Prof. Joerg Reckhenrich

Joerg Reckhenrich (middle) is an artist and director of the Berlin-based consultancy ‘Strategic Creativity’, Professor of Innovation and Creativity Management at the Lorange Institute, Zurich and Adjunct Professor at the Antwerp Management School. Joerg has facilitated workshops on creativity and innovation as part of executive education programs at Antwerp Management School, London Business School, IMD and the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT).

Dr. Martin Kupp

Martin Kupp (left) is a program director and member of the faculty at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), Berlin where his research focuses on corporate creativity and innovation management. He is an award winning case author, and conducts seminars on the writing and teaching of case studies at academic institutions around the world.

Professor Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson (right) is jointly Professor in Strategy and Innovation Management with the Lorange Institute and Antwerp Management School. He is an award winning author and case writer, and was recently recognized by the journal Business Strategy Review as one of Europe’s top 25 management thinkers. Professor Anderson has published in many of the world’s leading academic journals, and has appeared as a business commentator for the BBC, CNN and CNBC.