What does an orchestra have in common with your company? Plenty, according to Maestro Roger Nierenberg. As CEO, you are the conductor charged with listening and leading to ensure harmonious results. By seating your team within a live professional orchestra, Roger teaches you how to look at it “as a mirror reflecting how you want to be and how you actually are.” In this episode, he not only defines what organizational agility is, but also shares the one thing we need to know about it in order to identify root causes of problems, adapt quickly, and perform with less chaos. Listen as he explains how you can use your voice as an instrument to facilitate teamwork.
052: The One Thing You Need to Know About Organizational Agility – Roger Nierenberg
Location: New York, NY USA
Air Date: June 30, 2019
- Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading By Listening: Roger’s book.
- Even the Podium Has Its Blindspots: Roger’s blog post about the miscommunication example he cited during his interview.
- Leadership Without Easy Answers: book by Ronald A. Heifetz.
- The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization: book by Peter M. Senge.
- Systems Thinking – Managing Chaos and Complexity: A Platform for Designing Business Architecture: book by Jamshid Gharajedaghi.
- Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders: book by Jennifer Garvey Berger and Keith Johnston
- Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity: book by Jennifer Garvey Berger
- What Orchestras Can Teach Executives About Business: Roger’s feature on PBS Newshour: