I had the fortune of witnessing a rehearsal performance by the world-acclaimed Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. You may be thinking, “big deal, a rehearsal, what’s so good about that?”, and I’d forgive you for thinking it.However, I’d have to answer that apart from being the first time this famous orchestra has graced Australia’s shores; it was a wonderful, exhilarating and pedagogical experience that I won’t easily forget.
How do you lead troops when you’re not with them?
Lessons from the ski slopes
According to my good friend dictionary.com, a “gift” is:
“Something given voluntarily without payment in return, as to show favour toward someone, honour an occasion, or make a gesture of assistance; present.”