Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management from the World-Famous Conductorless Orchestra

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An exciting approach to organizational management and structure, this book is based off of one of the most innovative organizations out there, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which is an acclaimed touring musical ensemble that has, for over 3 decades, successfully  operated without a conductor. This sort of model quickly led to an innovative and fresh new management style, one based on collaborative leadership.  The book shows how other organizations can successfully emulate the “Orpheus Process” by eliminating top-heavy hierarchies, and developing flexible strategies, which in turn lead to an explosion of employee creativity, responsibility, and productivity.  The authors present 10 core principles of collaborative leadership, and they back up their claims through lively anecdotes and lessons from the everyday happenings of Orpheus, along with case studies of prominent businesses around the world. A truly “entertaining, eminently practical guide to implementing changes essential to survival in today’s speed-of-light business environment”.

Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individual on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment.