Leadership – a conductor’s tale

One of the real joys of my job is that I am afforded the privilege of looking at everything I do, see, or hear, from the narrow perspective of how it might connect to the world of leadership and be of possible benefit to those with whom I work.

As those familiar with the Ceannas Leadership Index will be aware, one of the seven lenses on leadership is that of the conductor. It was while undertaking further research into the behaviours associated with this lens that I came across a 1994 BBC radio archive interview with Sir Colin Davis in the Psychiatrist’s Chair, and caught a glimpse of an outstanding example of a successful person who took it upon himself to consciously change his leadership behaviour.

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