I listened to the podcast version of this video a few mornings ago when I was walking. It was pretty good. I really liked what Hazlewood says. Then, I decided to look up the video on Youtube and watch it. I was totally impressed! Hazlewood gives a great talk on how to be a good conductor, but he wasn’t just talking to the few, if any, conductors in the audience. His message seems to be geared towards business folk, but it equally applies to educators or any other leadership role.
The point of the message: Don’t be a control freak. Good leaders find that freedom, and more importantly, trust are the best things a leader can do to release a creative flow of ideas and increase productivity.
I’ll quit writing about it. Just watch and enjoy!