5 Whys is a blog about technical leadership in the software world.

The hidden leadership lessons we can learn from music conductors

This very inspiring video raises many questions and analogies to our technical world of leadership:

I'd sure love to sit with Itay (the presenter) for a few tough questions.

things I learned from this video:

  • Enabling a team to be self directing is the true essence of leadership
  • letting people grow
  • control without control

a lot of the things this blog talks about, though, are about the state of a team before it is even possible to achieve these things (the team is not read).

The state of software today, put in music orchestra terms is like having an orchestra with players who sometimes don't really want to be there, or don't really care about music, most of the time.

We are not true professionals, yet.

Check-in: sharing emotions in an effective way

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