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LESSONS FROM THE MAESTRO TO THE LEADER

I love to attend orchestra concerts. And, usually, while watching a show, I I find myself thinking about leadership. Why?




Music has the significant power to bring us together and evoke moods and memories. And just as the maestro deals with different skills, instruments, timbres and techniques and manages to harmonize everything, producing a sound impeccable, leaders have the important role of keeping the team together and in tune. In an orchestra, musicians are experts on their instrument, however, alone they don't make music. Only the complete team brings the expected results of a orchestra. Solos take turns, but they work for a certain amount of time. So it is too in every company. When we focus our attention on the conductor, we see that his gestures are firm and, at the same time, soft at the same time. When you expect a stronger tone or a more abrupt change in melody, he makes it clear not only with his eyes, but also with his gestures and body movements. He knows how to say without words. The maestro must have charisma, strength, vitality and being there, in front of everyone, whole, body and soul. The maestro is the leader: the one who conducts, motivates when necessary, who makes clear the delegations, who knows how to be firm when necessary, who involves and captivates with just one look and, something fundamental, he treats everyone equally, regardless of whether someone touches a more “noble” instrument than others. Everyone has their values ​​and skills. As the maestro is clear and transparent, each musician knows when to act, shut up, start, pause, continue and finally stop. Each one, aware of their well-defined role and of the whole (systemic view), contributes to the beauty, harmony and success of the show. When we think of master leaders, we think of creative, confident people with decision-making power that always guarantees the rhythm of the team. They are able to lead musicians and the entire concert, just as the professionals of an organization walk towards complete a project or reach a goal. Can make the individual better than he thought he was capable of. Its management leads to protagonism, to the new and the opportunity to belong to a group that makes it even better. When an employee knows his role, is recognized, is concerned with harmony of the whole and with the results of the team, he dedicates himself like an instrumental musician, and performs its function masterfully. The teacher-leader leads not by words, but by example. Imagine when no one knows what should be done and the manager is not clear? The team is lost, the orchestra is left with sound bad and the result is disharmony. For this, like the maestro, the leader must know very well the abilities of his collaborators (musicians), direct them individually to those activities that have greater abilities (each musician with his musical instrument), present to them the product or service to be produced (musical score), define the quality and time that such product or services (musical tone and tempo) must be delivered and, through its potential of articulation, make these collaborators act in tune (gestures with their bauta) so that together they can produce and deliver to the final customer, a product or service of excellence (introduction of the orchestra to the audience). Thus, he seeks the best result of his set. Stimulates the good environment, the “flow” for creativity to happen. Creates conditions for motivation to be a choice, that the energy is contagious, and that there is cadence, rhythm and constancy. The success or failure of both the conductor and the leader will depend greatly on the way in which conducts the human and material resources available to carry out the deliveries of your results. These results could be a great product, an excellent service or a beautiful concert. Have you ever thought about how your team's regency is doing? Are you being a good conductor? Your Are employees aware of the role they play in the whole and are they concerned with harmony? Or focus only on our “little piece” (instrument). It is always worth reflecting on how my leadership is doing and how to improve it. Édila Souza is an Executive Educator and columnist for Gente Mais Portal.

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