Executive Leadership: The First Chair is an accomplished musician who sets the example. He or she drives toward the common goal and motivates everyone to stay on task. This requires credibility, reliability, and presence.
Depth: Orchestras need leadership at every level. The conductor cues the entire group, and section leaders provide ongoing support specific to their respective instrument and skills.
Core: To be able to lead others, we have to be able to lead ourselves—to play our instrument with mastery and lead others by example without a title.