Leadership Agility for Modern Times

Monday, Oct 3rd @ 5:30 – 7:30pm
SPECIAL LOCATION at Brocade Communications (map below).

Gary MusynskiAn interactive presentation by
Orchestrating Excellence’s CEO
Gary Muszynski .
Orchestrate, Collaborate and Improvise:
Flex your Leadership Style using Music!

Get inspired with fresh perspectives on workplace leadership, collaboration, and change that are holistic, multicultural, experiential, and yes, musical!

Key Take-Aways

1) Be introduced to a new and original framework for understanding flexible leadership styles inspired by the worlds of classical music, world music, and jazz.

2) Learn key insights and activities to integrate into your leadership workshops to make them more impactful, memorable and fun!  (the team diagnostic game is my personal favorite!!)

3) Be inspired and emotionally moved in a collective hands-on music-making experience that will demonstrate the power and relevance of the ideas presented. Data alone rarely increases adaption of new ideas or ways of being. Ideas need to be joined with meaningful emotionally resonant experiences that anchor new learning in the brain and body

Premise: Given the pace and complexity of modern life, it’s important to be able to adapt your leadership style to the situation at hand. Music represents a comprehensive overview of different leadership styles.

In classical music, for example, there’s a conductor who leads through acts of orchestration, selecting talent, setting the stage, conducting, directing, and inspiring others. In world and folk music, the melody and rhythms emerge from the collective ensemble and from interdependent interlocking parts, similar to a collaborative team conversation.

And, in jazz, the focus is on being able to adapt, pivot, riff, and innovate in the moment, to shift between soloing and providing support for other’s talents to shine. To do so requires embodied presence, awareness, and discipline, the kinds of skills that are useful for acting in the face of uncertainty without a guaranteed outcome.

Combined as a flexible palette of leadership styles, orchestration (head), collaboration (heart), and improvisation (gut) can be used in a variety of situations to produce different impacts at the enterprise, team, and individual levels.


Comfortable clothes are suggested to fully participate in musical activities.

Learn more at Orchestrating Excellence’s Website including impactful CLIENT STORIES

Registration : $20 in advance /  $25 at the door  /  $10 -full time students & non-profit professionals
(online registration closes at 11am on day of event)

Event Agenda:
• 5:30pm – Registration, Light Snacks & Beverages
• 6:00-7:30pm – Keynote Program
• 7:30-8:00pm – Continue to network and share insights
• 7:45-9:00pm – Social time at Rok Steakhouse & Grill – short walk from Brocade (optional)

Brocade Communications  129 Holger Way, San Jose CA 95134
Building 120 (middle of 3)



Parking Directions:  Turn onto Holger from N First Street and follow Holger around the 3 buildings to the last right turn which brings you into a parking lot and drive through to the next open parking lot straight ahead. You will park in front of building 130.   When you get out of the car walk to the left to building 120.  They will have several signs around the property


Lead Designer, Presenter, Facilitator: Gary Muszynski, Chief Orchestrator, Orchestrating Excellence

Musician and educator, facilitator and experience designer, Gary Muszynski is a true hybrid-thinker, and a recognized leader in applying music and creative engagement to the challenges of workplace leadership, collaboration, change, and innovation.

As Chief Orchestrator for Orchestrating Excellence, a global leadership and learning development company, Gary is committed to helping leaders and their teams leverage the power of collaboration and creative engagement in order to create vibrant, productive, and resilient work environments, places where people are empowered to do their very best work.

Gary is much sought-after as a keynote speaker, consultant, executive coach, and instructional designer. In addition to serving many top Fortune 500 companies — including Genentech, Wells Fargo, Pixar, Cisco, Starbucks and Disney, Gary has designed and delivered programs for the Center for Creative Leadership, the Institute for the Future, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Apple University, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he has taught as a guest presenter.

Gary’s experience spans 28 years and four continents, impacting more than 100,000 leaders, managers, and individuals in organizations and conference settings worldwide.


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Date(s) - 10/03/2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM