Leader as Conductor

Nierenberg, Roger
October 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Oct2009, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p6
The article describes the characteristics of an orchestra conductor that can be applied by a good leader. The author says the conductor makes the decisions which aim the group towards its goals and give meaning to the countless actions required to attain them. It suggests that a leader, just like a conductor who stands on a podium with a panoramic view, has the mental space to look beyond "right now" and must use the elevation of his office to identify and define big opportunities and decide which one to go for.


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