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Managing the New Generation by Carolin Rekar Munro

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Setting the right tempo for working together – maestro, please set the stage

Have you ever thought about the role of the conductor in an orchestra? The conductor is the only one during the performance who doesn't make a sound. Maestro doesn't play an instrument or utter a word, yet he or she plays a critical role in the following:

  • Unifying the musicians
  • Setting the tempo
  • Executing clear instructions through the wave of a baton
  • Listening intently
  • Shaping the sound accordingly

The conductor is there to frame the musical score. However, the magic of what we see, hear, and ultimately experience during the performance comes not from the conductor, but from the ensemble itself—four voices in unison.

Here lies a message about the role we are invited to play ...

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