Tango meets leadership
Learning managers to explore the unknown: Una leccion del Tango Argentino
The features of leadership have become much more advanced and sophisticated in current conditions. Especially the relationship between leaders and employees on one hand and customers on the other needs to be well developed to fully explore all the potentials for entrepreneurship and deep-seated change. According to that, the workshop provides three messages:
1. Explore new business potentials by learning to see through the eyes of the customer
Managers only learn how to fully capitalize from the relationship to a customer by substantially shifting into the perspective of the customer. Only by dropping the blindfolds of the managerial role and the organization, a manager can realize what is possible to satisfy a client. Therefore, managers need the flexibility to shift between perspectives as well as roles.
2. Increase the creativity of leadership by competent followership
Managers waste precious resources by controlling their followers. Instead of being focussed on the follower, they could free their minds for creative exploration. Managers therefore need to take care for their employees to follow better for their own and the company's sake.
3. Enable deep-seated change by improvisation
Managers mainly execute procedures and follow patterns because the of fear to do something wrong. This fear kills creativity, entrepreneurship and substantial change. To fully enjoy the exploration of the unknown, a play with the elements of patterns is required. Learning this playfulness means learning to improvise. This enables managers to connect elements in a new and surprising way, leading to substantially new solutions.
The Tango Argentino is a passionate and substantially improvised dance, providing a powerful metaphor of all three messages and an highly interactive opportunity to explore them. During the workshop, the participants will discover the messages by means of technical exercises applied to train the non-verbal language of the Tango Argentino and by reflecting on the parallels to contemporary explorative leadership.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.african proverb
The subject is available as a keynote and workshop combination. Additionally we provide a tango show and a subsequent coaching for individual participants. We offer it as inhouse-seminars, conference colloquium or as a training-holiday-retreat in preferred locations like Santorini, Granada or Buenos Aires.
Impressions Vicre-Vlerick Research Event in Brussels 29 April 2016
- Ralf Wetzel and Frauke Nees: Asymmetry Revisited: What Leadership of Organizational Change Can Learn from Tango Argentino. In: SCMS Journal of Indian Management. April–June 2017. Vol. XIV, Issue No. 2. PDF
- Tango your way to change management success
- Nees/Wetzel: Erlaubnis zum Führen, published in changeX 28.01.2016 (in German)