Music, Leadership and Conflict

The Art of Ensemble Negotiation and Problem-Solving

  • Linda M. Ippolito

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities book series (PSBAH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-222

About this book


This book is the first in the field to explore the use of music in negotiation, conflict resolution and leadership development. Presenting grounded empirical data, it examines how adopting an ensemble approach to negotiation and problem-solving might assist in shifting adversarial combative and competitive frames towards a collaborative mindset. The book introduces a music-based cognitive metaphor and music-based pedagogy into the study of negotiation and problem-solving, considering the impact of arts-based learning strategies on the theory and practice of dispute resolution and enriching readers’ understanding of the design and implementation of such strategies. Specifically focused upon the rise of arts-based learning in professional business management education and training, this book explores the need for foundational change in conflict culture and leadership development, and how we might achieve it.


resolution leadership development management education arts-based learning arts-based methods qualitative research conflict crisis

Authors and affiliations

  • Linda M. Ippolito
    • 1
  1. 1.Toronto, ONCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-13627-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-13628-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-1266
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-1274
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