To Be Loved Or To Do The Right Thing?

Do you want to be the choirmaster who is loved and yet has a terrible choir or do you want to be a leader who does the right thing? Do not answer just yet because it’s a very tricky question.

Let’s take alook at this scenario; In your bid to be a leader who is loved by almost all your choristers you let everything slide by, the late coming, non attendance of rehearsals, indisciplne and poor etiquette at rehearsals and mass/service. Yes you will be adored by the lazy choristers and at the same time will bring about an exodus of serious choristers who might come into the choir at anytime.

At the same time you might incur the anger of choristers when you drive home your point about doing the right thing with regards the choir.

Now how do we balance the equation between being loved and doing the right thing. It all lies in the ability to be subtle and stern at the same time. Often times an individual might have something noteworthy to say however the way message is delivered might either lead to its acceptance or rejection.

Descisions that will help the choir should be taken in as much as it might not favour some in the choir, however the means of communication is what matters the most. For example choristers who are not qualified to sing at a mass/service can be told without the choirmaster using harsh words which might lead to a hostile atmosphere.

The truth is as a leader you need to do what is right wether it makes loved or not. The least you can do is to make sure your message is passed across without any hostility or antgonism.

Do you want to be the choirmaster who is loved and yet has a terrible choir or do you want to be a leader who does the right thing? Do not answer just yet because it’s a very tricky question.

Let’s take alook at this scenario; In your bid to be a leader who is loved by almost all your choristers you let everything slide by, the late coming, non attendance of rehearsals, indisciplne and poor etiquette at rehearsals and mass/service. Yes you will be adored by the lazy choristers and at the same time will bring about an exodus of serious choristers who might come into the choir at anytime.

At the same time you might incur the anger of choristers when you drive home your point about doing the right thing with regards the choir.

Now how do we balance the equation between being loved and doing the right thing. It all lies in the ability to be subtle and stern at the same time. Often times an individual might have something noteworthy to say however the way message is delivered might either lead to its acceptance or rejection.

Descisions that will help the choir should be taken in as much as it might not favour some in the choir, however the means of communication is what matters the most. For example choristers who are not qualified to sing at a mass/service can be told without the choirmaster using harsh words which might lead to a hostile atmosphere.

The truth is as a leader you need to do what is right wether it makes loved or not. The least you can do is to make sure your message is passed across without any hostility or antgonism.choir 3

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