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About Dr. Michael Brenner

As president of Right Chord Leadership LLC, Michael helps leaders at all levels strengthen the essential skills needed to foster great performance. He achieves this by drawing on the lessons he’s learned as a business consultant, facilitator, and educator for more than 15 years and as a professional musician for over 25 years.

Michael’s unconventional professional development programs, coaching sessions, and consulting services have helped clients increase employee engagement, improve communication, reduce conflict, and strengthen collaboration. His unique approach to the art of leadership appeals to the heart as well as the head, leading to new insights and lasting, positive behavioral change with a direct impact on the bottom line.

Michael has designed and taught courses in systems dynamics, interpersonal relations, organizational behavior, persuasion and influence, and sociology of work at Immaculata University, La Salle University and Temple University. He was 2014 president of the Philadelphia chapter of ATD and has been a featured speaker at many industry events and conferences.

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  • Mar, 21

    Becoming An Influential Leader

    “You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.” – Bob Nelson, Author If you saw the 2014 movie “Whiplash,” you’ll surely remember Terence Fletcher (played by J.K. Simmons), the tyrannical jazz band leader fond of profanity and humiliating his young musicians.  The film […]

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    Jan, 24

    Happy birthday, Django!: A Study in Resilience and Innovation

    January 23 marked the 108th birthday of the guitar legend Django Reinhardt, who passed away in 1953 at age 43. Considered a towering figure of 20th century music and a pioneering instrumentalist, Reinhardt’s influence can still be heard in the playing of contemporary guitarists from practically every genre. He was by all accounts the world’s […]

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  • Jan, 18

    All About That Bass: The Essence of Leadership

    Unless you’re a serious jazz head, you probably haven’t heard of bassist Gary Peacock. But Peacock’s pedigree is impressive: he’s played with such jazz legends as Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, and a host of others. I recently came across an article on the NPR website titled “Bassist Gary Peacock Is At The Soloist’s […]

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    Jan, 9

    Want to drive creativity? Improvise!

    As a jazz musician, I’ve always believed that strengthening your ability to improvise can boost creativity whether or not you play an instrument. That’s why the workshops I do on creativity and innovation always include exercises in improvisation. No wonder a recent article titled “Jazz improvisers score high on creativity” caught my attention. Scientists at […]

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