Leadership Lesson from "The Conductor"
In this painting, I have tried to capture the orchestra conductor during the performance. The medium used is acrylic paint on the standard canvas of 70 cm by 50 cm. Here are few things I admire about a conductor during his performance.
Have a clear vision.
An orchestra conductor features a clear vision for every piece of music, both tangible and intangible. The conductor will have their vision of how the performance should sound, the emotional interpretation of the music, and, for me, the intangible vision.
Establish roles and responsibilities.
Every single orchestra within the world is rooted in clearly defined roles and responsibilities. The conductor will often be a musician, but they don’t step in and truly play an instrument. They remain on stage and align the remainder of the players.
Provide coaching and feedback.
A conductor isn't just there to stay everyone on time. They also act because the team coach, working to urge the simplest out of every individual and therefore the collective performance of the orchestra. They encourage when needed (especially if there's a very challenging section within the music), and direction/redirection as required –play faster, slower, quieter, louder than forth.
Lead from the front and be visible.
The conductor stands on a podium so everyone within the orchestra can see them. The conductor doesn’t worry about looking silly waving their arms about. They provide the acceptable visual cues, not because they don’t trust us to count the bars of rest (silence) altogether our parts, but because they need our backs and want to ensure our performance is as good as it can be.”