The Intersection of Arts and Business

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

December 7, 2015: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a powerful lessons from the world of the arts, exploring meaning, driving change, valuing creative process, leadership and relishing paradox and ambiguity.


Chicago Booth London Campus
Woolgate Exchange, 1st floor
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA, United Kingdom

Event Details

Chicago Booth is delighted to announce that Sarah Lamb, Principal with The Royal Ballet will participate in the event.

Join us for a dynamic conversation about powerful lessons from the world of the arts about taking risk, exploring meaning, driving change, valuing creative process, leadership and relishing paradox and ambiguity. We will explore the impact of these lessons on business practice and innovation. In addition we'll explore what the arts can learn from business.

As the first business schools in the world with an artist in residence program, we will explore the key lessons for leadership. What role does creative process and decision-making play? Panelists will share their thoughts on the topic and ways they have utilized a creative decision-making process in their career. They will reflect on different dimensions of success and the intersection of the knowledge and skills learned through a formal system and the creative decision-making and leadership skills learned through experience.

The event will feature a panel of thought leaders intended to spark a provocative discussion among attendees.

Harry L. Davis, the Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management, has brought concepts and tools from theater and music into his courses on strategy and creativity for many years. His collaborations with artistic directors from theater have led to the creation of powerful metaphors viewing leadership as a performance art. Students have found the perspectives from these artistic domains to be insightful, inspiring, and very practical.

John Michael Schert is the inaugural Visiting Artist and Social Entrepreneur at Booth. He is a former professional ballet dancer with a career spanning American Ballet Theatre and Alonzo King LINES Ballet and co-founder and Executive Director of the acclaimed Trey McIntyre Project. Working with faculty, staff, students and the greater Chicago community, Schert, with Professor Davis' mentorship, has helped create new pathways for understanding, translation and learning across disparate, seemingly unrelated, sectors.

If you are a business leader looking to drive more innovation within your organizations as well as an art leader looking to better understand the value of the creative process present in their artistic forms then you will benefit from this stimulating and thought-provoking conversation. 

The Big Question: Does your company need an artist?


No Charge


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This event is free to attend, limited seats available. Registration is required.

Deadline: 12/7/2015


6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Registration

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Program and Q&A

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Networking Reception


Jane Delbene