What do you think of?
Did a man in a brimmed hat at the front of the train come into your mind? Did one with fantastic hair waving a baton in front of a group of instruments come to mind? Or did your nerdy, ever-smiling EQP at the front of the room saying things and being in charge come to mind?
Regardless, you think of some type of leader.
According to Itay Talgam, the greatest aspect of a leading conductor is one that orchestrates the symphony of story into a harmonious blend that we call life! In other words, there are the stories of the strings, the stories of the audience, the stories of the conductor, etc. that are all being expressed in some way or another. A true conductor finds a way to acknowledge all of these people and give them value and place.
In addition, he points out that every conductor has a different style, a different feeling, and a different angle from which he works. But controlling in a way that it opens up the ability for those who follow to both interpret what the conductor envisions and what the follower perceives.
In all ways, conduct those around you and yourself in a way that always give room for the story of those around you.