Ben Zander

Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra for the past thirty years. He has been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory since 1965 and has taken the NEC Youth Philharmonic on thirteen international tours. He is the Artistic Director of the Walnut Hill School, a high school for the performing arts. Mr. Zander is one of the most sought after speakers in the world, giving highly effective presentations to organizations on the subject of Leadership and Creativity.

Music and Leadership (part 3)

Strange things happen when you look at leadership through the lens of music. Basic assumptions flip over and stay like that forever after. You untie knots that you took for granted. Like the idea that a leader is the most important person of a team.

The 6 big concerns of change

Pat Zigarmi underscoring why involvement of your target audience is the single factor determining the success of your organizational change endeavor.

How do you Appraise?

Amazing things happen when we reverse the laws of gravity that govern our thinking about appraisals.

How Do You Recruit?

How can I be sure that the person I am interviewing fits the position I am hiring for? A clear function description is necessary, but far from sufficient. We need “Viral Interviewing”.

Exactly HOW can I be Responsible for the Communication?

Some things in life are too simple to be true. Take for example the most effective tools that allows people to be responsible for relationships. Hint: they are available to all human beings.

Who is responsible for communication?

If you want to know who is responsible for communication, have a closer look at the meaning of ‘responsibility’.

Grumpy Boss or Turbo Manager?

Every once in a while I meet bosses and project managers who are very tired and extremely grumpy. You probably have met these kinds of managers too or maybe you are one of them.

Music and Leadership

Here is a talk/performance by one of the living legends in the world of music. Ben Zander is a leading interpreter of Mahler and Beethoven and the co-author of the best selling book The Art of Possibility.

Always Remember Rule Number 6!

The following story is quoted from Ben and Rosamund Zander’s book ‘The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life’

Redefining ‘Responsibility’

Three important books are granting us a new perspective on what it means to be responsible. What’s in it for us? A better compass!