Conductors as Leaders, Part Deux…

The comments about Leonard Bernstein and other orchestra conductors in an earlier post got me thinking in those terms. I found this interesting little piece on the The CEO As Maestro at the now-defunct Context magazine website.

The author, a composer and professor of music says…

So, Bernstein and Solti may be the correct metaphors for today�s executive. Top managers will find themselves leading less with the stick and more with their vision, their knowledge, and their emotions. Such leaders will allow each person to feel he has the power to express himself, without ever surrendering their own power, their vision, or their responsibility.

Great minds, same gutter, I guess…