On Being a Jazzy Leader

On Being a Jazzy Leader

Rhyme, Rhythm, and Reason

Ella Fitzgerald embodies GWC’s 3Rs of Leadership – Rhyme, Rhythm, and Reason. We call her a Jazzy Leader. Have you heard the rhyme of “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”? Who can forget the rhythm of her scatting like as heard¬†here? And do you know the REASON she began scatting?

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Timing, Intonation, and Fun

. . . . . . . . She made lemonade from the “lemon” of forgetting the lyrics of a song while performing. Most of her fans know of her snafu. Yet she is considered a popular figure who transcends jazz. She had perfect timing, intonation and a real sense of fun.

These are characteristics of an effective leader.

You’re On Your Way to Jazzy Leadership

Be on the lookout for Gibson Washington Consulting’s group R3Leadership sessions. Although you might not sing like her, you can embody the R3 essence of Ella Fitzgerald, the calm of The Calming Communications Coach, and musical jazziness of an effective leader.

And BTW, Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!

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