Using “The Staged Cocktail Party” to Improve Leaders’ Social Interaction in the Norwegian Military

Kristian Firing, Kåre Inge Skarsvåg, Tatiana Chemi

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Abstract

The authors present an intimate experience from leader development at theThe Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy. Focusing on the core of military leadership—“solve the mission and take care of your people”—the Social Interaction element in this context is explored in this chapter. Surprisingly, however, this competence is not explored by using regular military exercises, but by using a Staged Cocktail Party associated with arts-based traditions such as theatre, drama and play. The authors, acting as mentors when conducting The Staged Cocktail Party, explore the following potential implications: human interaction, emotional reactions and leaders’ mentalisation. They also share some valuable lessons learned about the investigated arts-based methodology. Finally, the authors surprise the reader with a statement highly relevant to the military context and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice : Volume 1: Arts-based Methods
EditorsElena P. Antonacopoulou, Steven S. Taylor
Number of pages26
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2019
Pages195-219
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-98862-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-98863-4
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Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities

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  • learning and the arts
  • arts-based research

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Firing, K., Skarsvåg, K. I., & Chemi, T. (2019). Using “The Staged Cocktail Party” to Improve Leaders’ Social Interaction in the Norwegian Military. In E. P. Antonacopoulou, & S. S. Taylor (Eds.), Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice: Volume 1: Arts-based Methods (pp. 195-219). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98863-4_9
Firing, Kristian ; Skarsvåg, Kåre Inge ; Chemi, Tatiana. / Using “The Staged Cocktail Party” to Improve Leaders’ Social Interaction in the Norwegian Military. Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice: Volume 1: Arts-based Methods. editor / Elena P. Antonacopoulou ; Steven S. Taylor. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. pp. 195-219 (Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities).
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Using “The Staged Cocktail Party” to Improve Leaders’ Social Interaction in the Norwegian Military. / Firing, Kristian; Skarsvåg, Kåre Inge ; Chemi, Tatiana.

Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice: Volume 1: Arts-based Methods. ed. / Elena P. Antonacopoulou; Steven S. Taylor. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. p. 195-219.

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Firing K, Skarsvåg KI, Chemi T. Using “The Staged Cocktail Party” to Improve Leaders’ Social Interaction in the Norwegian Military. In Antonacopoulou EP, Taylor SS, editors, Sensuous Learning for Practical Judgment in Professional Practice: Volume 1: Arts-based Methods. Palgrave Macmillan. 2019. p. 195-219. (Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98863-4_9