Leadership is complicated. It fills volumes of texts, lists business buzz books, calendars of workshop opportunities. How do you manage people, how do you get the most from employees, how do you nurture the creative class, and the list goes on (and on and on). What if you could see different styles, different approaches? What if you could move the concepts of leadership outside of the office, outside of what we consider the workplace and what would that bring you?
Itay Talgam runs a program on leadership. Itay Talgam is a symphony conductor. Check this out:
Itay Talgam finds metaphors for organizational behavior—and models for inspired leadership—within the workings of the symphony orchestra. Imagining music as a model for all spheres of human creativity, from the classroom to the boardroom, Talgam created the Maestro Program of seminars and workshops.
Talgam’s workshops aim to help everyday people develop a musician’s sense of collaboration, and a conductor’s sense of leadership: that inner sense of being intuitively, even subconsciously connected to your fellow players, giving what they need and getting what you need. It’s this art of listening and reacting in the moment that makes for a swinging jazz combo, a sublime string quartet, a brilliant orchestra—and great teams at work.