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Miha Pogačnik (Po-gah-chnik) offers an original response to today’s quest of the business world for creative, innovative thinking because “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 which brings the profound musical process to the corporate floor and uses 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. Miha Pogacnik has been 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.”
The Cultural Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia and a former Fulbright Scholar renowned for setting the world standard in “Art and Business”, Miha Pogacnik has the exceptional capacity to inspire business leaders to “think outside of the box”. His cutting-edge approach and genius fuel organizational and individual development and shed new perspective on corporate strategy. The objective of his unique methodology is to help organizations become “masterpieces” by reaching their full potential.
Whether it is Bach, Beethoven, Brahms or Bartok, using his consummate violin artistry as a catalyst, Miha Pogacnik “unravels” musical masterpieces. In this way, he explores the parallels between musical and organizational identity and business processes, and enhances understanding of the most pressing demands of business, ranging from the search for excellence, leadership, and innovation, to problem-solving and development, as well as mobilization around a powerful sense of purpose and direction.
Miha Pogacnik underscores the need for openness, flexibility and courage of teams to challenge their assumptions and ways of working. He demonstrates that art is a significant force for productivity, creativity, and organizational renewal.
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Miha Pogacnik taps the largely unexplored potential of art as a significant force for productivity, creativity and organizational renewal by using music to enhance understanding of the most pressing demands of business, ranging from the search for excellence and quality, to problem-solving and leadership.
As President of the Institute for Development of Intercultural Relations through the Arts, Miha Pogacnik has directed the “Annual Art and Business Conference”, in Castle Borl-Ankenstein, Slovenia since 1998. This event has attracted participants from around the globe and is widely regarded as one of the major international “Art and Business” events. He has also orchestrated 180 intercultural festivals and exploratory learning journeys around the world to build bridges between cultures, minds and perspectives in recognition of the need for change.
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In the corporate sector, Miha Pogacnik has brought his insight and inspiration to scores of leading companies across industries, such as: Ericsson, Shell, IBM, Hewlett and Packard, Saatchi & Saatchi, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, Whirlpool, Skandia Insurance, ABN Amro Bank, Fortis, Nike, Body Shop, World ESOMAR Research, Cushman Wakefield, Healey and Baker, Deutsche Telekom, Porsche, World Economic Forum/Davos and others.
Miha Pogacnik is fluent in English, German and Slovene.