BUSINESS AND MUSIC – THE INTERESTING CONNECTION TO GROWTH W. GERALD LEONARD EP. 115
Updated: Jun 5
Gerald Leonard is an accomplished author, jazz musician, and CEO of Principles of Execution. He helps business leaders build teams that can overcome any challenge. He’s built up his company to serve federal and state governments and multinational corporations including Verizon, Freddie Mac, Hewlett-Packard (HP), GEICO, and many more.
Now, here’s the catch… Gerald has drawn from his experience as a professional jazz musician to teach business leaders how to build, engage, and sustain high-performing teams.
“Music is something so humane to all of us and so essential. What would life be if we did not have music?” — Gerald Leonard [0:25:06]
We unpack what the business world can learn from the music world and learn the recipe for creating the best team in the business. We hear about his unconventional background, the link between jazz and business leaders, submitting to the bigger picture, how to leverage the science of conversation, and the value of routine.
We also discuss creating a place for constructive feedback in the workplace, why it is vital for team performance, how to do it effectively, and much more.
KEY POINTS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Hear about Gerald’s background and his journey into music and business.
He tells us about some of the companies he is currently working with.
What Gerald thinks makes jazz stand apart from other music genres.
The similarities and differences between playing jazz and working in a team.
He provides practical examples of applying music principles to business.
Why he thinks project execution is the future of business development.
Learn about his background in neuroscience and the science of conversation.
Discover the impact words can have on the mind and body.
Gerald outlines how business leaders can leverage the science of conversation.
Gerald provides insight into how he become so successful in business.
He shares what he regards as his most valuable mistake.
Find out how music helped him recover from a serious brain injury.
Hear about the books that have had the most impact on him.
Why he has a portrait of Abraham Lincoln in his house.
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