COTTER-LOCKARD, Dorianne (France)

Title of contribution:

Forming a We Presence – What We Can Learn from Musicians


Edgar Schein’s Organizational Culture and Leadership, as seen through the lens of the AQAL Framework (and the author’s eyes)


Where & when:

Ibiza II.
Saturday, 26th 12:00-14:00


Toscana I.
Sunday, 27th 11:30-13:30


Forming a We Presence – What We Can Learn from Musicians

In his essay, Making Music Together, Alfred Schutz examined the social interactions between participants in the musical process. The key concept in Schutz’s essay is the mutual tuning-in relationship, which encompasses the relationship between I and Thou, forming a We Presence. The mutual tuning-in relationship “originates in the possibility of living together simultaneously in specific dimensions of time.” Schutz argued that performers and listeners step into the stream of the composer’s consciousness by sharing temporal dimensions during a musical performance. This workshop is based on phenomenological research conducted at the Cleveland Institute of Music in collaboration with the Cavani String Quartet. The members of the Cavani Quartet teach several specific rehearsal techniques to their students which elicit a We presence. Participants will be invited to experience musicians’ practices, which include mirroring and movement to music which form a We Presence.


Edgar Schein’s Organizational Culture and Leadership, as seen through the lens of the AQAL Framework (and the author’s eyes)

This paper describes Schein’s basic tenets of Organizational Culture and Leadership and examines the different types of organizational assumptions explored by Schein. Culture is contextual and lives within us as individuals as well as within groups of people. Schein’s tenets include shared assumptions, adaptation and internal integration, and socialization. He addresses how different cultures give different meanings to reality, truth, time, and space. In this paper, Schein’s tenets are mapped to the AQAL model, including discussions of Spiral Dynamics and Cook-Greuter’s Leadership Development Framework (SCTi-MAP). The paper raises interesting questions regarding adult development in relation to organisational culture and leadership.


About Dorianne Cotter-Lockard

Leadership mentor and former Fortune 100 executive Dorianne Cotter-Lockard, PhD teaches mindful leadership courses at Saybrook University, and conducts research on the topics of spirituality in the workplace, team collaboration, leadership, coaching, and music through the Institute for Social Innovation, Fielding Graduate University. She incorporates ESCI, SCTi-MAP, Spiral Dynamics, and SQ21 into her work. She is the editor of Authentic Leadership and Followership: International Perspectives.

Website: http://www.collectivevirtuosity.com/