October 1, 2017

“Collaboration” isn’t just a feel-good word that means giving each employee his or her fair chance to contribute. It’s a mindset based on great communication and being open to new ideas, and it brings real business value across the board. A collaborative team will grow its accountability, morale, self-awareness, efficiency, innovation and many other areas. …
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July 1, 2017

Trust \’trəst \ n : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. Not just reliance, assured reliance. We know, we are sure, that someone or something is to be relied upon. Generally, this is a positive outcome of our interpersonal relationships, sometimes based on long experience. But can it …
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Want to Be a Great Collaborator? Don’t Let This Obstacle Trip You Up.

April 1, 2017

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending a performance by a terrific musical ensemble, you’ve seen collaboration at its best. These players weren’t competing for your attention. Each was contributing to a cohesive finished product for you to enjoy, just as they’d done for countless rehearsals beforehand. Achieving this kind of “harmony” isn’t easy, …
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The Secret to Enjoying Your Work: Focus on the Process, Not Perfection.

January 1, 2017

  You probably know the feeling: A high-pressure project comes your way and the next few days, weeks or even months become a stressful blur. You focus relentlessly on your goal and worry constantly about the end result. When it’s over, you might feel accomplished, but you also feel drained. When we operate this way, …
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Using the Power of Music to Build Better Organizations, Events and Experiences

October 1, 2016

According to a report from McKinsey and Company, U.S. businesses spent $61.8 billion on corporate training in 2014. Yet just one-quarter of businesses say their training makes a difference, as revealed in Training magazine. New House Productions founding partners Matthew Thomas and Bryan Smith, both accomplished musicians, saw an opportunity to make corporate training more …
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