Guest Lectures

Inspiring guest lectures by Dr. Orit Wolf on the area of Leadership, Innovation and the Power of Music in changing Paradigms.

Wolf speaks, plays, improvise and give live examples, while engaging the audience in every aspect of her performance.
Each lecture: 60-90 min.

 

The Art of Disruption

The Art of Disruption

Dr. Orit Wolf
On Music, Innovation and Leadership

How can concert pianists function as a model of a new thinking platform for leadership? What can music making reveal and hint to the business world? How does a musician improvise on stage when disruptions and mistakes occur? Is there a way to train us as managers and leaders to do the same? On Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Orit Wolf speaks in a fascinating guest lecture next to the piano at the Marketing Society of Britain – Annual event 2014, held at the Royal Opera Hall in Covent Garden, London.

The Power of Passion

The Power of Passion

Dr. Orit Wolf
How to leave a Personal Mark – The Art of Persuasion

This unique guest lecture is all about Passion and Motivation; The Passion to succeed, the Passion to lead, the Passion to innovate. Are people born with this attribute of passion, or do they rather gain it by education?
How will we recognize people with Passion and high motivation and how is it connected to leadership? Nowadays, we are eager to examine the “genetic code” of those who do not compromise so easily, the ones who have the spark of life, despite all obstacles. Could we find the “formula” for Passion at work, this love for risk taking, and learn its components? How do we start to teach passion and insert it into organizations? All this in a revealing lecture, accompanied with rare examples of films with the most powerful artists, lecturers, leaders and renowned figures that had the courage to break the patterns.

1. Music, Leadership and Innovation

This unique lecture is based on Orit Wolf’s unconventional combination of being international concert pianist, senior lecturer and business woman. It is a special opportunity to gain a look into the musical art world (by listening to Wolf’s live performances) that serves as a parable to a competitive business world – A world which exists in an era of constant change. The main goal of this meeting is to experience alternative approaches in developing creative thinking and interdisciplinary abilities in order to enrich problem solving skills.

Music can be a great metaphor to smart business making- Business that puts the process in similar importance to the end result; Business that puts experimentation and quest in its highest priority; Business that gives a place for risk and failure, not only for safe success. Business that looks for colorful interpretations among its employees and strives for constant development.

There is a lot one can learn about silent leadership from music making and conductors’ work. In music you often work in teams- duos, trios, quartets, as well as larger groups as orchestras. Players must communicate between them on stage without having the basic and familiar verbal quality. Everything must be done by different means. How can we take these insights into the leadership world and what does a performer share with a top manager on stage? This we shall practice and experience in the interactive guest lecture alongside with live examples played by Orit Wolf.

2. The Power of Passion

This unique guest lecture is all about Passion and Motivation; The Passion to succeed, the Passion to lead, the Passion to innovate. Are people born with this attribute of passion, or do they rather gain it by education?

How will we recognize people with Passion and high motivation and how is it connected to leadership?  Nowadays, we are eager to examine the “genetic code” of those who do not compromise so easily, the ones who have the spark of life, despite all obstacles.  Could we find the “formula” for Passion at work, this love for risk taking, and learn its components? How do we start to teach passion and insert them into organizations?  All this in a revealing lecture, accompanied with rare examples of films with the most powerful artists, lecturers, leaders and renowned figures that had the courage to break the patterns.

The lecture will be accompanied by a grand piano and live performance of Orit Wolf.

3. Master Class in Customer’s Experience

We all like our customers to be happy. We all eager to have them back and tell their special experience to others. Who are these people and organizations who do it quite differently? How do they manage to leave their stamp behind? Where do they gather their inspiration from? It has been proved that only those organizations that learned to create an internal customer service, to their very own employees, where those who knew how to transform this passion to their customers. The main assumption was that they looked for their people’s dreams, rather than needs. In this unique lecture we shall reveal some of the mind set and creative steps of those businesses who succeeded to leave the “extra effect” by being innovative, primary and surprising.

4. Impulse, Daring and Creativity

This lecture exposes a little of the impulse and the creativity that are hidden within us and contemplates how we can apply those abilities during our day-to-day work hours.

This lecture is experiential and includes active attempts of breaking away from conventional thinking patterns and paradigms.

It is not because of the hardships that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that there are hardships” (Seneka, the philosopher)

Every person has creative powers and originality with which he is born, but the difference between people is dependent upon the level of their awareness of those powers. If we delve deeper into this issue, we will find that creativity is closely connected to impulse. Contrary to common belief that creative people are few and far between, we believe that all people are creative through their natural impulses.

Subjects covered:

  • Impulse and creativity
  • The ten commandments of the creative person
  • The provocation exercise – breaking away from conventional thinking
  • The intelligence trap
  • Error as opportunity

5. Reactive and Proactive Thinking in the Third Millenium

In this era, in which the keyword is innovation, we cannot be satisfied with simply attaining information. We also need to attain built-in tools in order to develop our thinking so that we can create, not only respond.

What stops us from creating something new? How can we move from a “passive” mode of thinking to an active mode of thinking? How can we develop broad range thinking? Is thinking random or methodical?

These challenges will guide us in this lecture, which will be accompanied by numerous examples and group practice.

Subjects covered:

  • What are the barriers to creative thinking?
  • Check yourself: what is your type of creativity?
  • Reactive language / proactive language.
  • How do people try to overcome hurdles?
  • Using absurd thinking to solve your personal and professional problems.
  • The provocation tactic as an innovation strategy.
Orit Wolf at our Annual Conference 2014
Dr Orit Wolf Highlights
In Conversation with Orit Wolf
Orit Wolf
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