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The author uses Mozart in the Jungle to explain the study in the evolution of the leaders from the previous conductor dealing with a new reality to the new conductor trying to reach his potential as well as the potential of the organization they are leading. Looking at what it takes to be a leader in today’s exponentially changing environment, leaders must also look at the evolution of leadership. The author covers a brief history of organizational development and the evolution of leadership theory, and how it relates to being a conductor of a symphony. The author uses studies about command and control environments and how they affect productivity short-term and long-term. Ultimately, leaders account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores. The author highlights their personal stories of working with two different leaders and analyzes who would be a better fit for business in today’s complex world.