With his partner, Rosamund Zander, he collaborated on their best-selling book, "The Art of Possibility".
And, as we discovered, he's
an amazingly approachable human being.
On the Saturday we were visiting, we attended a 4 hour afternoon rehearsal with Maestro Zander and the full Youth Orchestra at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology as they prepared for their upcoming concert atBoston's Symphony Hall.
Sitting there, watching Maestro Zander work with 100 young, talented people, I was amazed at the way he
worked with each separate section of the orchestra with passion, joy and a level of energy I simply don't see that often.
Each section of the orchestra received individual instruction.
was complimentary when instructing, direct and respectful when critiquing and taught by telling stories.
was able to focus on the details of each section without losing sight of the holistic nature of the group.
Finally, in a manner that appeared effortless, he
brought everyone together to produce an amazing sound that no one part could produce on its own.
very popular TED talk, Zander
process and defines success most eloquently.