How to Encourage Teamwork

As conductors, one of the traits we most seek from our singers is teamwork. But there are many different ways to induce that teamwork into being.

Strong, positive leadership. Team bands together because they genuinely want to please the leader.

Strong, negative leadership. Team bands together as a reaction to the leader’s negativity.

Weak, positive leadership. Team bands together to attain goals they fear the leader can’t take them to.

Weak, negative leadership. No, I don’t think this one works. In this case, the team quits.

Empowering leadership. Leader literally puts his power into the hands of the team, encourages them to use it.

Educational leadership. Team learns leadership and skills from a teacher, applies them together.

What kind of leader are you? Is it the best way to create a strong and dynamic team in your choir?