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11 Leadership Lessons From Jazz Musicians

a good article from Josh Linkner containing 11 Leadership Lessons From Jazz Musicians, which builds on my blog post a few years ago on "Lessons on Leadership from Jazz"

Josh makes 11 points comparing Jazz to Leadership (read the full article for his explanations):

  1. Playing it safe gets you tossed off the stage
  2. There are no do-overs in live performances
  3. Listening to those around you is three times more important than what you play yourself
  4. There's a time to stand out as a soloist and a time to support others and make them shine
  5. Expect surprises and adversity, since jazz (and life) is about how you respond and adapt
  6. Know your audience
  7. It's always better leaving people wanting more, rather than less
  8. The best leaders are those that make others sound good
  9. Pattern recognition is easier than raw genius
  10. Shy musicians are starving artists
  11. Keeping it new and fresh is mandatory


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