Music Offers Valuable Lessons for Leaders

IESE Prof. Paddy Miller Interviews Conductor Ben Zander at WBF


In this engaging interview with IESE Prof. Paddy Miller, world-famous orchestra conductor, writer and teacher Ben Zander discusses how music can teach the business world how to lead with passion and creativity, while helping others reach their full potential.

Business leaders have traditionally turned to sports and war imagery for inspiration, Zander says, but these concepts no longer fit in our world as they are focused on destroying an enemy. By contrast, the goal of a conductor is to "allow all the voices to be heard and fully expressed," says Zander, a notion put forward in his book, The Art of Possibility.