Forbes.com Features Tabernacle Choir, Praises Leadership

  • 30 September 2014

Mormon Tabernacle Choir director Mack Wilberg directs the congregation in song at the morning session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sunday, October 6, 2013, in Salt Lake City.  Photo by Sarah Sanders Petersen.

“That’s the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, one of the most recognizable brands on the planet.” —Rodger Dean Duncan, best-selling author and Forbes.com contributor

Rodger Dean Duncan, a best-selling author and contributor to Forbes.com, discussed leadership lessons that can be learned from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in an article posted September 8.

In the article, Mr. Duncan lists five lessons he has learned from the choir. He also notes that the participants come from diverse backgrounds and many are unpaid volunteers.

“That’s the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, one of the most recognizable brands on the planet. And all this magic is pulled off by a leadership team that includes a retired elementary school principal, a former Procter & Gamble marketer, and a former human resources chief for a large food wholesaler,” Duncan wrote.

“The choir includes academics, executives, homemakers, scientists, engineers, and people who work in sales, law, health care, and several other disciplines. But whatever their ‘day jobs’ may be, they invest hundreds of hours per year in rehearsals, recordings, and broadcast performances.”

Read more about the lessons leaders can learn from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Forbes.com.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform George Frideric Handel's Messiah, conducted by Mack Wilberg, for an Easter concert at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 18, 2014. Photo by Kristin Murphy.

Mack Wilberg conducts the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square as they perform George Frideric Handel's Messiah for an Easter concert at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 18, 2014. Photo by Kristin Murphy.