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Conductor Nierenberg has brought his skills at leading an orchestra to the business world with what he calls the Music Paradigm. Nierenberg teaches executives how to turn a company into a euphonious symphony of work. Simplistic and cloying, Nierenberg teaches his Music Paradigm through a parable; he presents an executive whose company is facing the challenges of the company working together effectively. Determined to discover new methods of leadership, the executive decides to sit in on his daughter's violin teacher's symphony rehearsal. As he sits in over several weeks, he learns not to oversee every note (i.e. micromanage), to lead (not to cheerlead), to listen first, and to create confidence in his employees by letting them take ownership of their decisions. Unfortunately, this executive is so obsessed with learning from the conductor that his mind is always on his next visit, and he often can't wait to get away from an acrimonious conversation at work to sit in with the orchestra. The parable is undermined by the executive's seeming self-regard; whatever lessons he's supposed to learn are lost in his own quest to save himself.
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Roger Nierenberg is a highly successful conductor who has performed with some of the most distinguished orchestras in America and Europe. Through his interactive program, The Music Paradigm, he has taught hundreds of top companies around the world how to improve their leadership skills and teamwork. This is his first book.
Book arrived in good condition and content is fabulous.Published 5 months ago by Barara M. Davenport
A bit on the nose and full of platitudes, but it is an interesting read. If you're looking for a book with more detailed suggestions to implement in the workplace, look elsewhere. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Daniel E Lago
Not a very interesting read. It did not help that it arrived with a sticker on the cover that said "$2" considering that I paid 5X that amount to buy it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brad Pedrow
This is a short, very readable book, which presents very clear messages using a metaphor resonating also with people who have no music background. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gidi
I really enjoyed the perspective given by the orchestra. It helped open my eyes to the need for organizations to work together on the common goal.Published 22 months ago by Kristi
I think this was the best book I have ever read. It teaches you to be aware of others and their perspectives and point of views. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Theresa Fruit
I have only read a few books on leadership, but this is now at the top of my list. It is concise and pointed with great analogies. I am excited to put the principles into action.Published on July 10, 2013 by avvirish