In his excellent TED lecture on music and passion, conductor Benjamin Zander said many memorable and worthwhile things, including this snippet that touches on leadership:
The conductor doesn’t make a sound. He depends for his power on his ability to make other people powerful.
There are plenty of applications for that thought outside of standing in front of an orchestra.
Want to add something? Please join the conversation about this posting (nb. Yahoo! account required to log into Flickr).