Peter James Meyers
is a professional actor and theater director. He is also the president of Stand & Deliver, a global communications consultancy that helps leaders engage and inspire their teams to achieve breakthrough performance.
In the centuries-old tradition of ensemble theatre, individual charisma and creativity are vitally bound up with the greater energy of the group. Modern modes of expression and understanding from jazz to systems theory have affirmed the power of symbiosis. There is now a greater understanding of a model of leadership fueled not by the decisions of a single personality but by the pulse and wisdom of the ensemble.
Social networks and the instantaneous exchange of information have made us more connected than ever. But in this new era of virtual community, more and more people are left feeling depleted and detached. In the face of this uniquely 21st-century challenge, how can leaders rise above the din of data to truly connect, engage, and inspire others through the power of the human voice?