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Culture is the Bass
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Gerald J. Leonard, a professionaly trained musician says companies that want to be successful, need to learn to function like jazz musicians- each department needs to play together in harmony. Then, the child of an influential comedian hopes his own personal story of addiction and recovery can inspire others.
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Gerald J. Leonard and Richard Pryor Jr.
Gerald J. Leonard, author of Culture is the Bass walks through how organizations can achieve balance, harmony and a unified vision, by functioning like an orchestra or jazz quartet. Then, Richard Pryor Jr. discusses how his life parallels his famous father's- abuse, alcohol and drug addiction, and frequent bad decisions.
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Gerald J. Leonard
Gerald J. Leonard offers a unique approach to accomplishing more productivity in the workplace. As an accomplished musician, creativity, innovation and peak performance are part of his world. Gerald leverages these very principles to give your business the edge needed succeed in a highly competitive workplace. He is the author of Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles for Developing A Culture That Works and the upcoming book, Workplace Jazz: How to IMPROVISE 9 Steps to a Successful Agile Project Team Transformation.

He is the CEO of Principles of Execution (PofE), a Certified Minority Business Enterprise, Strategic Project Portfolio Management and Culture Change consulting and coaching practice with over 20+ years experiencing working with large Federal and State Governments and Multi-National Corporations.

Gerald provides an insightful and unique way of combining his experience and expertise as a professional bassist and a certified Portfolio Management Professional consultant.

0 About Gerald J. Leonard Gerald J. Leonard offers a unique approach to accomplishing more productivity in the workplace. As an accomplished musician, creativity, innovation and peak performance are part of his world. Gerald leverages these very principles to give your business the edge needed succeed in a highly competitive workplace. He is the author of Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles for Developing A Culture That Works and the upcoming book, Workplace Jazz: How to IMPROVISE 9 Steps to a Successful Agile Project Team Transformation. Discover Your Hidden Soundtrack Free Webinar Sign Up Now! He is the CEO of Principles of Execution (PofE), a Certified Minority Business Enterprise, Strategic Project Portfolio Management and Culture Change consulting and coaching practice with over 20+ years experiencing working with large Federal and State Governments and Multi-National Corporations. Gerald provides an insightful and unique way of combining his experience and expertise as a professional bassist and a certified Portfolio Management Professional consultant. Photo by Joe del Tufo, Moonloop Photography. Discover Your Hidden Soundtrack Free Webinar Sign Up Now! Gerald attended Central State University in Ohio where he received his Bachelor in Music degree, and later earned a Masters in Music for classical bass from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. After graduation Gerald moved to New York City where he worked as a professional bassist and studied with the late David Walters, distinguished professor of double bass at both the Juilliard and Manhattan schools of music.

During the last 20+ years he has worked as an IT Project Management consultant and earned his PfMP, PMP, MCSE, MCTS, CQIA, COBIT Foundation, and ITIL foundation certifications. He has also acquired certifications in Project Management and Business Intelligence from the University of California, Berkeley, Theory of Constraints Portfolio Management Technical Expert from the Goldratt Institute, Hoshin Kanri Strategic Planning, Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University and The Wharton School: Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program. In his leisure time Gerald loves to play golf and travel internationally.


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