By Stephanie Oestreich, Ph.D., MPA
The conductor, much like a leader in management, performs through his people, the musicians; anywhere people work together in order to achieve high performance, “teams” and “leadership” are universally applicable concepts.
Even seemingly disparate areas such as management and music have one thing in common: people play the central role, and effective leaders can only realize their visions by inspiring their people.
This paper points out further similarities between these fields and identifies learnings from which both can mutually benefit. It links the concepts of “teams” and “leadership” in management and music, and explores the role of experiential learning between these two areas in its first chapter.
The second chapter points out differences between “managing” and “leading”, and similarities of these concepts in management and music.
Finally, this article ends with a chapter on managing change and summarizing conclusions.