Faculty Bio

Dr. Michael Brenner

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    Dr. Michael Brenner
  • Dr. Michael Brenner, president of Right Chord Leadership LLC, is an international leadership consultant, executive coach, speaker, author, and professional jazz musician. He has taught courses at Immaculata University, Temple University, and La Salle University in organizational behavior, negotiations, systems dynamics, interpersonal communication, and the sociology of work. Dr. Brenner earned a doctorate in adult learning and leadership from Columbia University. His dissertation research on arts-based learning provides much of the content for this session. He has worked with a variety of well-known organizations including SAP, QVC, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Godiva, Boeing, and Sri Lankan manufacturer Maliban in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, and engagement. He is Past President of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and has been a featured speaker at many industry events and conferences. In 2015, Dr. Brenner had the privilege of delivering several workshops in Sri Lanka; last year, he presented on the topic of influential leadership in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Brenner has published several articles in TD magazine and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book titled Striking the Right Chord: Lessons in Leadership, Teamwork, and Innovation from the World’s Greatest Musicians.

  • Upcoming Seminars:
    Nobody Wins the Blame Game:
    Building an Accountable Workplace
    with Dr. Michael Brenner
        Business author and consultant Tom Peters once claimed that the most exercised part of the human body in corporate America is the index finger.  This shouldn’t be surprising given the amount of blaming, accusing and finger-pointing that occurs in workplaces every day.  Why aren’t...
    Creative Leadership:
    How to Innovate in a Complex World
    with Dr. Michael Brenner
        Today’s complex problems call for Creative Leadership – the ability and willingness to look at problems from new angles, explore unfamiliar paths, and accept ambiguity and unpredictability rather than resist them.  In this session, you will immerse yourself in 4 distinct but interrelated...