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A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to attend a lecture by Israeli conductor Itay Talgam. He was speaking about leadership and awareness and what we can learn from conducting orchestras. His main point was that a good leader, like a good conductor, is in fact enabling the people around him/her to achieve their full potential by trusting them and by clearly communicating his/her joy, passion, vision and sense of direction.

Talgam is an absolutely wonderful presenter, and although I found a TED talk very similar to the presentation, it’s not quite the same. He made us laugh, cry and re-think our own ways of doing things. In less than two hours. But the TED talk is close enough, and I wanted to share it. Because I think there are several things we can take away from this. I won’t belabour the point. Just watch, listen, feel…

 

 

And do forward to politicians in your country, and community leaders in your neighbourhood.

[A conductor’s] happiness does not come from only his own story and his joy of the music. The joy is about enabling other people’s stories to be heard at the same time.

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