We vs. me: Collective vs Control in Leadership Style

I love this video and what a great way to illustrate various leadership styles and to see the impact of what’s most effective.  Check it out!

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What he so beautifully illustrates is the magic the comes when the conductor creates the space for the “players” to tell their stories collectively.   What I notice is that he points out several leadership skills/attributes that are important and we can apply to our own leaderships and approach to teams in organizations.

  • The importance of working with the individulas toward a common goal vs.  directing them with self-focused authority
  • Using people as instruments vs partners
  • Creating the space so that each individual can share his/her gifts
  • Empowering others to tap into their intuition about what they already know – they know how to do this
  • Focusing on the meaning of the work
  • Letting go of control in service of the group.  “Doing without doing”

I know there’s much more here and that’s just a start….  What did you notice?

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