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The Perfect Pass: What the manager can learn from the football trainer by Ed Weenk

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Appendix 5: "Doing without doing"

There is a wonderful TEDTalk by Israeli conductor Itay Talgam in which he discusses different management styles using examples of some of the great conductors of 20th-century musical history to show how different styles of control manifest themselves and what the perspective of the orchestra can be when confronted with these different styles.

Just replace "conductor" by "manager" and the relevance and accuracy of the talk becomes clear at once.

The last video he shows during the talk is of Leonard Bernstein conducting the Wiener Philharmoniker in a symphony by Haydn, and Bernstein is conducting without moving, arms crossed, simply looking at the orchestra and the individual players. Totally in control, but without ...

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