Leadership Awakening TM

Management & Leadership Concepts using Music as a Metaphor

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like being a conductor of an orchestra or a classical singer performing with a team of musicians. Have you ever thought what it would be like to improvise a Ghazal….what kind of skills are required to succeed as a musician at the highest level.

Have you ever thought that Bollywood music can be used to study leadership and agility …. or a Ghazal performance demonstrating the qualities intrinsic to improvised music …. flexibility, creativity, spontaneity, agility and the need to reinvent ourselves in the face of change ….. or a fusion performance illustrating ideas such as collaboration, diversity and trust.

Welcome to “Leadership Awakening: Management and Leadership concepts using Music as a Metaphor” series bringing you insights of how to balance strategic alignment with creative independence …. a concept orchestrated by Learning Soil Edu using live music performance along with corporate storytelling and usage of videos to make learning experiential, participative and engaging.

Leadership Awakening is an evolving session with melody and rhythm – the programme is designed to provide business leaders with a new platform for understanding different aspects of management and leadership. Management & Leadership concepts using music as a metaphor program offers an unique insight into how leadership, organizational structures and processes run in the music world and can be used to comprehend several key management and leadership concepts that are strategically and constructively implemented in the business world.

Music and business are both global forces, transcending language, nationality and religious boundaries. The world of music provides many examples of leadership and of people working together to create great achievements and following. Executives and musicians face common challenges at their workplace in dealing with teamwork, change, achieving performance value, competing, innovating and enabling to succeed and excel. Music and musicians offer unique insights - how to listen, communicate and collaborate with team members, use critical thinking, imagination and creativity to solve problems, address diversity and innovate to evolve and remain relevant.

Managerial & leadership concepts demonstration exploring and discovering leadership through the lens of the lead musician and co-musicians, the objective is to trigger the ability to think creatively and critically appraise own leadership style and behavioral patterns and how one can implement lessons learned from this program in ones working environment.... Awakening the inner self with vocal and instrumental fusion of raga and tala.

The course pedagogy

  • Music demonstration along with Management Lecture
  • Cases & Exercises
  • Group Work
  • Story Telling

The benefits of using music

Organizational & Personal impact

The pedagogy allows experiential learning of concepts through live demonstration affecting greater absorption and retention.

It encourages critical thinking, active problem solving and a shared sense of purpose.

It is suitable for all learning styles and across languages and cultures.

It packs an emotional “punch” – participants are able to witness their own behaviors and the impact they have.

It is highly practical – it focuses on things that can be easily seen, understood and therefore participants are able to identify what behaviors they need to change.

Importance of ongoing innovation practice & coaching for a long lasting culture.

It helps one to work with teams, groups or individuals.

It creates a support for the embedding of skills and culture change.


Leadership Awakening is conducted by Arnab Mallik. Arnab is a Statistics graduate from Presidency College, Kolkata and 1990 Alumni from IIM Ahmedabad. He has 27 years of corporate experience in key top leadership roles with Fortune 100 Companies.

Arnab is a leader who has been a keen planner and an astute manager with flair for implementing new systems, streamlining operations, customer relationship management and proactive business planning. He is known for giving sustainable commercial and customer outcomes across a variety of organisations and assignments including scenarios involving, restructuring for growth, underperforming business turnarounds and productivity enhancements/efficiencies.

A transformational leader who has ensured a consistent stream of future leaders within the industry to take larger roles over time. Improvement through people empowerment in all business activities is one prominent trait, for which he is known within and outside the industry. He has inspired many personnel towards delivering extra ordinary results.