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Musical Director and Conductor
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

“Leadership is the ability to galvanize people and motivate people—bringing out the best in everyone. It’s a perfect manifestation of what I’m doing as a conductor. I’m trying to enable everybody to be at the top of his or her game. It’s leading, but also listening while you’re leading. I think the best leaders are great followers, too. You balance when you assert yourself and when you don’t; when you listen and when you stop the dialog and move it in a certain direction. For me, it’s all these things.”

(page 164)