We all set goals. Did you set the right ones?
Designing a lovely new interface: is the goal a lovely new interface – something never seen before so you can impress yourself – or is the goal to support those who will use it toward their goals?
January 30 2018
When an orchestra begins to play, is the conductor nervous?
It’s not his/her job to be nervous: it’s every musician’s job to be nervous about their own performance.
So what’s the conductor’s job?
- Lead: Negotiating a piece into a focused performance.
- Listen: Keeping pace for everyone so the performance stays tight.
- Conduit: Serving as a bridge between the audience’s eyes and ears.
That leaves the musicians with one job: to get the notes right.
After all, the conductor can’t un-play wrong notes or become a violinist mid-performance.
Are you a conductor on your team? Are you nervous? What will you do about it?