Roger NierenbergMaestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening

By: Roger Nierenberg

Roger Nierenberg is a veteran conductor and the creator of The Music Paradigm, a unique program that invites people to sit INSIDE a professional symphony orchestra as the musicians and conductor solve problems together.

He captures that experience in MAESTRO: A Surprising Story about Leading by Listening, a parable about a rising executive facing tough challenges.  The narrator befriends an orchestra conductor and is inspired to think about leadership and communication in an entirely new way.


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Praise for Maestro

“Maestro unravels and clarifies the basic elements of leadership using a symphony orchestra as a metaphor. It is completely original, creative, surprising, and as breathtakingly moving as the music he writes about. Maestro is one of the best books on leadership I’ve read in years.”

— Warren Bennis, renowned leadership consultant and author

“Creative genius meets executive challenge in this unique and fascinating tale. Maestro is a must-read!”

— Marshall Goldsmith, Best-selling author and #1 Leadership Coach 

“I have twice experienced Roger Nierenberg’s The Music Paradigm, an unparalleled leadership learning experience that has profoundly influenced me. Now he has turned the experience into a wonderful parable that conveys in print his gift of insight for leading people and organizations.”

— Scott H. Heekin-Canedy, president and general manager, The New York Times — retired

“Roger Nierenberg has written a compelling and insightful book that demonstrates how a collection of artists can come together to produce a convincing, unified musical statement. Not only is Nierenberg the consummate musician, he is a masterful teacher of the collaborative arts, musical or otherwise.”

— Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic

“There is something truly magical about Roger Nierenberg’s work, and I am thrilled that he has put it into words for the first time. Leaders of every stripe will be inspired by the transformative power of this story and the secrets it reveals.”

– Paul Binder, founding artistic director, Big Apple Circus

“For years I’ve watched Roger Nierenberg work his magic with corporate leaders through the use of music and the orchestra as a metaphor for leadership and teamwork. He has done a great job of sharing that experience with a broader audience. This is an interesting, entertaining, and enlightening book that uses a parable of a business leader and a conductor to convey some very important lessons in leadership.”

– David A. Nadler, vice chairman, Marsh & McLennan

“I was absolutely captivated. The maestro will become your mentor, your teacher and your friend. Get a copy of this book for yourself and for everyone you know who needs to become a better leader, both in life and in business. And that would be everyone!”

— Bob Burg, coauthor of the national bestseller, The Go-Giver

“A veteran of both podium and boardroom, Nierenberg illuminates the mysterious machinery of leadership in a way that is vivid, wholly original, and immensely practical. Maestro is astonishing.”

— John David Mann, coauthor of the national bestseller, The Go-Giver

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