… and, of course, who better to embody this powerful attribute than an orchestra conductor?
Imagine listening like a conductor, appreciating every note and intonation … recognizing that the bass section is too loud or the percussion section is interrupting the melody.
We can use these principles to improve our own listening skills … apply them to all of our varied constituents … and with this simple measure, strengthen our communication and leadership skills and build a more successful organization.
Roger Nierenberg, a conductor of orchestras around the world, also observes that there are many similarities to being on the podium or in the corner office.
- Have a clear and vibrant vision for your people’s success.
- Listen carefully to your people.
- Translate your agenda into directions that can be easily understood and executed by the players.
- It’s not about you. It’s about how the orchestra sounds under your direction.