The Ancient Greek maxim “know thyself” imparts a wisdom which dictates we should not only have an intimate understanding of our strengths, but our weaknesses as well, only then will we be in a position to improve upon ourselves. Along those same lines, the biblical proverb “physician, heal thyself” directs individuals to be responsible for improving their own deficiencies before correcting the deficiencies of others.
Kansas City Symphony Principal Trombone, Roger Oyster, applies both of those principles as he examines the malaise experienced by most organizations in this business from the inside out. Roger doesn’t leave very many stones unturned as he engages the task of institutional self-examination. As the first of three parts, this article defines the matters at hand and how Roger’s outlook evolved over these issues throughout his career.Read More