Using Music to Activate and Develop Leader Character

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


We propose music as a methodology to activate and develop character. Music has emerged in its own right as an important area of research linked to a variety of outcomes, many of which are shared interests in the field of leader character including well-being, transformation, and various performance outcomes. We forge critical connections between music and leader character with a focus on how music can be used to activate and develop character. Offering a music-based workshop for 80 MBA’s, we illustrate the core ideas by offering participant insights on the experience and conclude with reflections for management research and practice.


Develop Leader Character characterCharacter Sustained Excellence Musical Exercises Karageorghis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ivey Business SchoolWestern UniversityLondonCanada
  2. 2.School of KinesiologyWestern UniversityLondonCanada

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