The Conductor

Seth Godin’s blog provides something to think about nearly every single day. For instance, Famous Conductors:

[Conductors] wear expensive clothes, make dramatic gestures and receive ovations. They also get paid a lot to carry a very little stick and they’re the only one on stage who doesn’t make noise.

But it turns out that none of these things are what makes a great conductor.

It’s always worth remembering that much of the real work goes on behind the scenes and what we judge is often unrelated to it.