Itay Talgam

The Ignorant Maestro

The Ignorant Maestro

How Great Leaders Inspire Unpredictable Brilliance


A conductor is an iconic symbol of leadership. But what does a maestro actually do to ensure cooperation, harmony and a flawless performance? The key is to embrace ignorance.

For twenty years, orchestra conductor Itay Talgam has taught non-musicians the art of leading like a conductor - from CEOs to entrepreneurs, politicians to schoolteachers. Now, he brings that art to leaders everywhere. Featuring Talgam's anecdotes and insights, and six of the most iconic conductors as examples, The Ignorant Maestro will change the way you think about listening, humility and the path to unpredictable brilliance, and empower you to lead your team to greater harmony.