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In this episode of The Unmistakable, creative Itay Talgam shares leadership lessons from the conductors podium and his new book, The Ignorant Maestro


  • Observing of ourselves through the mirror of an orchestra conductor
  • Early signs of veering off the beaten path 
  • Why we must believe in the possibility of something better 
  • How deep discomfort enables us to discover gaps in our lives
  • Lessons in leaderships from time serving in the Israeli Army
  • Why it’s important to be able to look outside of yourself 
  • The 3 Key Elements of Leadership from the conductor’s podium
  • The importance of seeing the humanity of those we lead
  • Learning to disassociate ourselves from knowledge

Itay Talgam is an orchestral conductor turned into ‘conductor of people’ – be it in in government, academia, business, education, therapy –  anywhere the creation of human harmony through cooperation is desired. He teaches leadership to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and universities, and at conferences around the world, including TED, Google’s Zeitgeist, and the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Originally aired over 2 years ago.

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