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Lessons from Benjamin Zander

If you’ve not come across TED you are definitely missing out. Today I was shown the above video of Benjamin Zander, Conductor of the Boston Philarmonic, talking about his passion for classical music.

It’s a great, inspirational talk that I hope will bless you. It’s about 20 minutes in length.

However, if you are of a Christian persuasion, listen to Benjamin and transfer the words ‘classical music’ for the words ‘Christianity’ or ‘church’ and see what you think.

He talks about the small category of those who love classical music (Christianity), those who don’t mind it but it doesn’t pay much role in their life, those for whom it’s just not on their radar (the largest group in his mind) and then those who know about it but have rejected it (again a small group for him).

Sound familiar? Well, I won’t spoil the rest for you. Just watch it, listen to Benjamin and if you’re a church leader, translate and apply to your own life, your own leadership and your own church.

“It is in the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he is leading to realise whatever he’s dreaming”.

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