A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. (Max Lucado, author)

This expression may seem a little trite, but it’s intended to make an important point. As writer Cody Diza puts it, “[The point] is that a good leader doesn’t do his job for praise or recognition. The best leaders,” he said, “are the ones who do their job silently and enable their employees” (read orchestra musicians). Forget the crowd and work hard to lead your followers well.

You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. (Psalm 73:24)