October 11, 2019

#powerofmusic #truecollaboration #behaviorchange #awareness #culture #leadership #BandingPeopleTogether

The power of music never ceases to amaze me. On a recent layover I sat next to this gentlemen playing the piano in an airport pizza place. He saw my guitar and there was an instant rapport. He could assume several things by the fact that I was a guy traveling with a guitar. We had an understanding based on at least some assumptions of shared experience. I sang quietly so he could hear as he played Toto, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton etc. We spoke the same language and it was powerful. This artist was sharing his voice and contributing to people’s otherwise mundane experience of eating pizza in a way that oozed joy despite the lack of clapping. Those recognized the level of talent were deeply grateful. The lady at the table next to me said sarcastically, “well he sure doesn’t like what he’s doing right now.” Imagine if your people felt that way in face of the seemingly mundane. Imagine if there was a language that created instant understanding at rapport? What would that do for your daily work experience. Good news. It exists. You just have to be open to what’s possible instead of what you think is only probable. – Banding People Together’s CEO/Founder, Alan Schaefer

October 11, 2019

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