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The Fine Art of Leadership

by Will Wlizlo

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Although we typically think of the titans of industry and leaders of the free world as products of the military or an ivy league MBA program, for an unconventional leader we might look to the fine arts. “Theater, music and the fine arts all require, undeniably, an above-average level of creativity,” writes Miller-McCune’s Ritch K. Eich. “But they also require the type of discipline, passion and commitment that can be extremely valuable in many areas of business that are now floundering.”

Eich’s favorite example—not to toot any fine art’s horn exclusively—is found at the front of a marching band:

Source: Miller-McCune 

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