DiscoverMastering AgilityS02 E04 Workplace Jazz with Gerald J. Leonard
S02 E04 Workplace Jazz with Gerald J. Leonard

S02 E04 Workplace Jazz with Gerald J. Leonard

Update: 2021-09-27


I frequently ask people where they see any form of agility outside of regular development. Joe Justice initially triggered me with that thought during our conversation in the previous season’s episode. A lot of answers passed the revue but never has anyone mentioned Jazz. Yet, Gerald J. Leonard has written a book around this very example. 

The smooth sound and the way jazz musicians play work together are similar to how agile teams work together. Inspecting and adapting how they create the value, that beautiful sound. Gerald has some very excellent comparisons to share with us!

What you’ll discover in this show:

-        Concert halls can help you in delivering value 

-        Jazz players adapt to each other like people in Agile teams

-        Beauty, as always, lies in the eyes of the beholder

Gerald J. Leonard

Author | Online Courses | Strategic PMO Advisor for Government and Fortune 500 | C-IQ Coach | TEDx Speaker | Bassist | Angel Investor |

 Gerald J. Leonard
offers a unique approach to accomplishing more productivity in the workplace. As an accomplished musician, creativity, innovation, and peak performance are part of my world. Gerald leverages these very principles to give your business the edge needed to succeed in a highly competitive workplace. He's the author of Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles for Developing A Culture That Works and Workplace Jazz: How to IMPROVISE – 9 Steps to Creating High-Performing Agile Project Teams.

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Sander Dur (host)

Scrum Master, Agile Coach, trainer, and podcast host for ‘Mastering Agility”

Sander Dur is a business agility enthusiast, with a passion for people. Whether it’s healthy product development, agile leadership, measurement, or psychological safety, Sander has the drive to enable organizations to the best of their abilities. He is an avid article writer, working on a book about Scrum Mastery from the Trenches, and is connecting listeners with the most influential people in the industry.


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S02 E04 Workplace Jazz with Gerald J. Leonard

S02 E04 Workplace Jazz with Gerald J. Leonard

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