“I realized that my job is to awaken possibility in others.”


A Metaphor for Leadership

Benjamin Zander’s presentation takes an audience on a journey that offers a startling new perspective on leadership. Through stories, music and concepts it causes a radical shift in perception. This is not a speech, it is an experience!

In this new model of leadership, the conductor sees his job as awakening possibility in others. The orchestra is a group of highly trained individuals poised to coalesce into an effective whole. Passion, creativity and the desire to contribute are basic human instincts to be released.

World famous conductor, Benjamin Zander uses the metaphor of the orchestra and a life-time of experience conducting, coaching and teaching musicians to work his magic to overcome barriers to corporate productivity. This presentation sources fundamental changes in organizations.

The Art of Possibility

“If you want to liberate your soul, listen to Zander’s Mahler. If you want to take your leadership skills to the next level, study the Art of Possibility with the Zanders. In his presentation Ben explodes traditional leadership thinking and takes leadership out of the closet. He blows the door WITH its hinges off that closet, and you can never go back after working with Ben. His leadership view is unconventional, irreverent and bold. Its impact is without boundaries. I have seen Ben Zander’s teaching transform entire teams through Possibility in ways that are nothing short of magical with results that are nothing short of exemplary. He is a catalyst for Excellence.”

Roseanna DeMaria
First Vice President, Leadership & Performance
Merrill Lynch

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See What People Have to Say About Ben

"If we could simply bottle it, and sell it as an elixir, not only could we make a few bucks, but also change the world."

— Eric Oddeifson, Resource Investments, Inc.

"In his passionate, almost savagely energetic monologues, Zander leaps about the stage from his piano to a flip chart and back to the piano. He plays, lectures, spins tales, and pushes his audience to laugh, cry, and sing"

— Polly LaBarre, Fast Company

"Dear Ben - The safe space that you created in that auditorium allowed us to experience self-expression in a challenging and nurturing way. You took a simple everyday act like singing happy birthday and showed us that by giving it our all (by giving it your all) we could move each other to tears of joy. I thank you for the bottom of my heart for such a wonderful lesson. I now carry the possibility of joy inside me."

— George Fuchs

"Trying to describe what Ben Zander does in front of a large audience is like trying to capture the essence of electricity -
it crackles, it sparks"

— Audience Member

Learn More About Ben


Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) since its formation twenty-five years ago.


Speaking Engagements

Benjamin Zander has traveled the world lecturing to organizations on leadership.


The Art of Possibility

The best-selling book, co-authored with leading psychotherapist Rosamund Zander, has been translated into seventeen languages.

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