Violinist and Creative Leadership Speaker
Miha Pogačnik, a concert violinist and member of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership Board of Governors has an exceptional capacity to use classical music to inspire creative leaders to think beyond traditional boundaries. He brings the concept of ‘Creative Leadership’ to life by exploring the relationships between harmony and tension, success and failure, flow and crisis. He has directed the annual Business and Art Conference at Castle Borl, and also the World Business Academy, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and groups at the United Nations.
His clients include Ericsson, Royal Dutch Shell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Saatchi & Saatchi, Whirlpool, Skandia Insurance, ABN Amro Bank, Nike and The Body Shop.
Hailed by The Guardian, London, as an artist who is making “hard nosed executives turn to the world of creative talent in a pragmatic effort to improve efficiency.” Miha is renowned for setting the world standard in ‘Art and Business’. He declares, “Creativity and innovation are primary business skills central to growth and sustainability. If you add passion, courage, performance and imagination, you have the qualities that artists live by. By establishing a new relationship between the arts and business, one in which I bring the profound musical process to the corporate floor and use the arts as an organizational development tool, bold visions can be considered and realized. The linear and rational must fuse with inspiration, beauty and passion for change to be implemented.”
His is also the cultural ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia and uses music to enhance understanding of the most pressing demands of business, ranging from the search for excellence and quality, to problemsolving and leadership.