Cowboys & Conductors: Conversations on Horseman-Humanship has been described as a business book about life and a life book about business for both CEOs in the workplace and young children in the schoolyard trying to figure out relationships.
Hailed by Readers' Favorite as "...one of the most inspiring books on leadership...for anyone who needs...guidance in their day-to-day lives," this book has been helping people understand how to communicate with others through simple yet impactful philosophies of Meeting People Where They Are, allowing people to Move Their Feet, and empowering them to work through this post black-and-white world by providing them with a foundational framework we call GREY LEADERSHIP®.
As the author of the Foreword, Beyonce's dad and executive producer, Mathew Knowles, says that after reading Cowboys & Conductors, "You'll want to be a better person and team player not only for yourself, but for your colleagues and loved ones too."
"Cowboys and Conductors: Conversations on Horseman-Humanship is one of the most inspiring books on leadership. This book isn't just for career professionals or executives in the corporate world but for anyone who needs leadership guidance in their day-to-day lives. I really liked how the authors approached the subject matter, using frank conversations to arrive at some crucial points that reveal the secrets of being a good leader. At the end of each chapter, there is a Cowboy-Conductor challenge to help readers better grasp the topic at hand. I finished reading Cowboys and Conductors feeling really optimistic and motivated about the future. Highly recommended!"
~ Pikasho Deka
“The authors’ down-to-earth approach to an incredibly complex topic that plagues every personal and professional leader on this planet is not only easy to understand and implement, it’s also both comforting and challenging at the same time. That’s what makes Cowboys & Conductors so inspirational. You’ll want to be a better person and team player not only for yourself, but for your colleagues and loved ones too.”
~ Mathew Knowles, Ph.D.
Founder, CEO & Executive Producer,
Music World Entertainment
“Cowboys & Conductors examines how leadership operates in two very different contexts. I suspect that most of us would never intuitively associate these two professions, yet the authors make a compelling case that the arts of coaching, training and inspiring - often without words - are a key set of practices that are essential to both situations. I enjoyed the autobiographical career stories in this book, the interview format and the practical examples of what does and does not work. As someone who has led large teams in both corporate and non-profit situations, this book points to the key insight that leaders win the trust of followers with patience, creativity, and engagement. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the skills and practices of leadership.”
~ Alan Mason
Managing Director, BlackRock
Board Member, League of
“As a voracious reader of business motivation and self-improvement books myself, Cowboys & Conductors is one I learned the most from in at least a decade. It's a totally fresh and exciting look at leadership, management, and life!”
~ Robert Eckert
General Manager, Steiner Germany
Head of Beretta Optics Global
“Cowboys and Conductors is a must read for anyone interested in the art of leadership. Told through the lens of the human-horse connection, the authors lead the reader on a skillfully orchestrated ride into the grey. Saddle up and prepare to be enlightened and entertained."
~ Jan Neuharth
Founder, Paper Chase Farms, Inc.
Author of the award-winning
Hunt Country Suspense Novels
“A fine thought-provoking book which ably connects the dots between two seemingly very different professions and ways of life that, because of these authors, we find have a lot more in common than one could have expected.”
~ Nicholas McGegan, OBE
Music Director Laureate, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
Brad Barros, President & CEO of Private Risk Capital Development Advisors LLC, describes how Cowboys & Conductors is for everyone!
We tell CNN Correspondent Stephanie Elam what we hope readers will take away from our book Cowboys & Conductors: Conversations in Horseman-Humanship and the power of GREY LEADERSHIP®
Author, professor, lecturer, public speaker, entrepreneur, music executive, artist manager and founder of Music World Entertainment would be the words used to sum up the professional career of Mathew Knowles, Ph.D.
Music World Entertainment is one of the world’s leading music and entertainment conglomerates, with record sales exceeding 450 million worldwide, having worked with Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire, The O’Jays, Destiny’s Child, and his daughters Solange and Beyoncé, as well as many more.