A Symphony of Choices: How Mentorship Taught a Manager Decision-Making, Project Management and Workplace Engagement -- and Saved a Concert Season

A Symphony of Choices: How Mentorship Taught a Manager Decision-Making, Project Management and Workplace Engagement -- and Saved a Concert Season

by Gerald J. Leonard
A Symphony of Choices: How Mentorship Taught a Manager Decision-Making, Project Management and Workplace Engagement -- and Saved a Concert Season

A Symphony of Choices: How Mentorship Taught a Manager Decision-Making, Project Management and Workplace Engagement -- and Saved a Concert Season

by Gerald J. Leonard

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Overview

Learn how to make decisions in the face of increasingly complex and multifaceted challenges

In A Symphony of Choices: How Mentorship Taught a Manager Decision-Making, Project Management and Workplace Engagement — and Saved a Concert Season, workplace culture and strategy expert Gerald Leonard delivers a fascinating narrative following one Jerry Hall, the new Symphony Orchestra manager at a prestigious symphony concerned about the challenging plans for an upcoming season. In the book, you’ll watch Jerry connect with a former college professor and learn the skills necessary to successfully manage his way through these unprecedented times in his business and personal life.

Does he have all skills necessary for effective decision-making and managing a major symphony’s portfolio of projects? Will his fear of succumbing to daunting challenges prevent him from succeeding? The author answers these questions, and more. You’ll also find:

  • Hands-on strategies for decision-making and management you can implement today at your organization
  • Methods for navigating an increasingly complex and interconnected environment
  • Ways to apply subject-matter knowledge to your management even in the face of extraordinary personal challenges

A necessary and hands-on resource for directors, managers, executives, and other business leaders, A Symphony of Choices will also earn a place on the bookshelves of practicing and aspiring leaders in athletic, academic, military, and other environments.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781394197538
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/01/2023
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,111,888
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

GERALD J. LEONARD (productivityintelligenceinstitute.com) is CEO and Founder of the Leonard Productivity Intelligence Institute and CEO of Turnberry Premiere, a strategic project portfolio management and IT governance firm. Early in his career, Leonard worked as a professional bassist and studied with the late David Walters, a distinguished professor of double bass at both the Juilliard and the Manhattan Schools of Music. Leonard is a contributor to Thrive Global and PM World 360, an in-demand executive coach, and an acclaimed speaker on topics of workplace culture and strategy execution.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface xv

Chapter 1 The Right People and the Right Time 1

Chapter 2 Choosing Your Portfolio 11

Chapter 3 Selecting Your Projects 27

Chapter 4 Choosing Your Portfolio Processes 41

Chapter 5 Choosing Your Strategy 57

Chapter 6 Choosing Your Rules of Engagement 79

Chapter 7 Choosing Your Performance Metrics 101

Chapter 8 Choosing Your Communication Strategy 123

Chapter 9 Choosing Your Risks Strategy 143

Chapter 10 Choosing Your Implementation Strategy 163

Chapter 11 Reaping the Benefits of Your Choices 181

Epilogue 191

Implementation Guide 197

Dr. Richard’s Lessons 209

Recommended Reading and Resources 215

Bibliography 221

Acknowledgments 223

About the Author 225

Index 227

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