Gerald J. Leonard
Workplace Jazz: Creating a High-Performance Agile Team
A professional bassist, Gerald J. Leonard offers a unique approach to accomplishing more productivity in the workplace. Gerald is an international Keynote Bassist and Culture Change Expert. His program integrate music, productivity, workplace culture and neuroscience.
He is the author of â€œCulture Is The Bass: 7 Steps to Creating High Performing Teams,â€ listed on Entrepreneur magazine as one of the â€œTop 15 Books on Business Culture That You Need to Read Today,â€ and the book, â€œWorkplace Jazz: How to Improvise.â€ He is the CEO of Principles of Execution (PofE), a Strategic Project Portfolio Management and Culture Change consulting firm with over 20 yearsâ€™ experience working with large Federal and State Governments and Multi-National Corporations.
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 with Karen Roberts, as well as an Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University.