My Guest: Roger Nierenberg
Roger Nierenberg is an orchestral conductor, leadership consultant and founder of The Music Paradigm, an engaging and unforgettable learning experience for any organization. Members of the organization are participants as well as audience members, and are seated within a live professional orchestra. The participant’s attention is drawn to fascinating and unexpected organizational dynamics within the orchestra, and they realize that The Music Paradigm is much more than a riveting demonstration.
When trying to drive organizational change, it can be difficult as most people don’t enjoy being told how to improve and so they naturally resist these messages. Delivering the criticism in a creative way that is not personal allows the message to penetrate.
People like to be in control of the situation which is why so many business meetings are scripted beforehand. Working spontaneously and removing the feeling of security and control puts people in a slightly vulnerable position where they are more open to absorbing important messages.
When someone tells you an idea, you are borrowing it; when you figure it out yourself, you own it.
Kaizen, a Japanese business management approach, involves writing down every step of organizational process. Then, start with the last step and work backwards to figure out the fastest and most efficient route to this end result.
Stage 1: Developing and implementing a solid business model.
Roger is currently at Stage 2, moving up to Stage 3. His business is working well, but he needs to scale up to take advantage of the opportunity he faces. He is in the process of doing so by developing new products and services that he can leave behind to help turn inspiration into practical results and a stronger appreciation for classical music.
He also needs to get more and different people on board. Due to his many years of experience, he has many people who have been participants in his performances and remember the experience warmly. He can therefore call on a consulting company that has experienced his work to help him figure out the metrics so that he can focus on what he does best; the inspiration and education.
Resources and Links:
Find Roger: musicparadigm.com
Find Roger‘s String Quartets for Small Business: Tuning In
Roger Recommends: Flow in the Office, Implementing and Sustaining Lean Improvements, Carlos Vanegas
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