Maestro by Roger Nierenberg
A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening

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A conductor reveals powerful leadership lessons by explaining the inner workings of a symphony orchestra

Roger Nierenberg, a veteran conductor, is the creator of The Music Paradigm, a unique program that invites people to sit INSIDE a professional symphony orchestra as the musicians and conductor solve problems together.

He captures that experience in Maestro: A Surprising Story about Leading by Listening, a parable about a rising executive tough challenges. The narrator befriends an orchestra conductor and is inspired to think about leadership and communication in an entirely new way.

For instance:

? A maestro doesn?t micromanage, but encourages others to develop their own solutions. There?s a big difference between conducting and trying to play all the instruments.

? A maestro helps people feel ownership of the whole piece, not just their individual parts.

? A maestro leads by listening. When people sense genuine open-mindedness, they offer more of their talent. If not, they get defensive and hold back their best ideas.

Truly great leaders, whether conductors striving for perfect harmony or CEOs reaching for excellence, act with a vision of their organization at its best.

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About Roger Nierenberg

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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 more than 100 top companies around the world how to improve their leadership skills and teamwork. This is his first book. He lives in New York City.
Published September 23, 2009 by Portfolio. 140 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Non-fiction

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members of the orchestra] to set aside our differences and work toward making the music come alive.” Robert invites the executive to attend a rehearsal and observe the conductor at work.

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