Summary of Lead like the Great Conductors

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Lead like the Great Conductors summary
In the spirit of the world’s best conductors, great leaders find the balance between retaining control and fostering creativity.


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A great conductor inspires and empowers the orchestra’s musicians to perform magnificently in concert. The metaphor for business leadership is clear. In this marvelous talk, charismatic conductor and leadership expert Itay Talgam compares and contrasts five maestros’ leadership styles, which range from strict micromanagement to laissez-faire management. getAbstract recommends Talgam’s engaging, amusing presentation to all leaders – even those with no musical inclination – who strive to elicit effective, harmonious performances from their teams.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the world’s greatest conductors coax the best performances from their orchestras,
  • What leadership techniques of some world-renown conductors employ and
  • How you can incorporate these different approaches into your leadership style.


An orchestra tunes up on stage. The conductor approaches the podium, makes a small gesture and the orchestra begins to play, filling the hall with exquisite sound. Is the superb music a result of the conductor’s leadership? The members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra barely look at conductor
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About the Speaker

Itay Talgam is a conductor and leadership expert, as well as the author of The Ignorant Maestro.

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