What is the Music Leader up to?

Attending a classical concert you’ve seen conductors on their job – they present themselves to the public apart from the rest of the orchestra, orchestra members look at them with respect and awe, wave their hands in the air. Have you asked yourself, what are they really up to? The conductor does not play an instrument, doesn’t make a sound, but he is the star of the evening. He is invited to shows, appears on billboards etc. So what is his power? His true power derives from his ability to make other people powerful. He needs to be effective at enabling musicians to play their best. Next time you go to a concert observe the conductor leading the musicians to a unified, powerful performance.

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