conducting an orchestra as a model for leadership

stumbled across this video from TED [ideas worth spreading]...watch the video...

"when you love something, you give it away."

what does it look like to lead as a conductor leads an orchestra? here's what I think...

*the conductor has the overall piece in mind, but also understands and appreciates each part.
*the conductor is almost like a coach. he/she participates and leads during the performance, but the real success is based on preparation and cohesiveness of the group as a whole.
*the conductor, when confident in preparation, can "give it away."
*the conductor, by his/her body language, can give praise or criticism to individuals to help them help the group be successful.
*the conductor is the leader. if the performance goes awry, he/she will be held responsible.

what do you think? what principles would you deduce?
i'd be very interested to hear from any who have participated in orchestra, choir, ensembles, band, etc...
how do/did you view the leadership of your conductor?

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