Gerald J. Leonard is the author of "Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles for Developing A Culture That Works," and is currently the President & CEO of Principles of Execution (PofE), a Strategic Project Portfolio Management and Culture Change consulting practice based in the Metro Washington, DC area. He 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.
- Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles for Developing A Culture That Works! Achieve Breakthrough Change. Can you imagine going to a music performance tonight (any type will do) and the musicians are not playing together? Each of them is engaged in their own musical performance while wearing sound canceling headphones. They are each playing every note perfectly using their own tempo and volume — but they’re not in sync with any of the other musicians. Does this sound like something you would want to spend your evening listening to? Unfortunately, this same situation occurs in many workplaces. Every day companies fail to compete in the market and grow because of a poor Project Portfolio Management culture. Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works, walks you through how organizations can achieve balance, harmony and a unified vision. Creating a culture that works is a multi-step process. These seven principles provides an insightful and unique way of combining the author’s experience and expertise as a professional Bassist and certified Portfolio Management Professional (PMP& PfMP). My book reveals how companies can perform like a World Class Orchestra and receive a standing ovation from their employees and customers.