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“How many shining eyes do you see?”

How many shining eyes do you see?

Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic since 1979. His insights for classical music and leadership can be applied in any leadership role.

As conductor, Zander’s job is to awaken the possibilities in others. As he says in the TED video, “ the conductor does not make any sounds.” It is up to him to make sure the musicians have the information they need do their best.

The same is true for any leader. Are you making sure your team members have what they need to succeed. When your team succeeds, so do you!

Zander mentions that he can tell when he has awaken the possibilities in another person by how brightly their eyes are shining. Zander judges his wealth and success on the number of shining eyes he sees. How many shining eyes do you see each day?

I hope you will find this post informative and useful. I am looking forward to hearing your comments. That’s all I have for today, until next time make it a great day!
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