Business students learn leadership from New Jersey Symphony’s Lacombe

Posted on: November 5, 2010

In Friday’s (11/5) Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), Peggy McGlone writes, “Without touching an instrument or playing a note, conductor Jacques Lacombe can achieve the musical sound he wants from the 60 people who are actually doing the work of making music. He does so using the same techniques of corporate leaders: inspiring, cajoling, and directing the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra musicians to perform to his desired end. That’s why some 35 business executives spent a few hours watching him work Thursday. During an innovative program at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the students in the Rutgers Business School’s Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program observed Lacombe rehearse Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with guest soloist Yuja Wang and his ensemble of musicians. They saw him put into action the critical management and leadership skills they had been studying all week. … The certificate program, run by the Institute for Ethical Leadership, is intended to improve the management skills of senior executives, emerging leaders and those who are transitioning to the nonprofit sector. The three-day schedule included classes on fundraising and management, as well as panel discussions and round-table conversations.”

Posted November 5, 2010