What does it take to motivate you? Is it someone gently coaxing you into doing the right thing or is it the cattle prod?
As I've told you in the past, the conductor is ultimately responsible for the success or failure of his/her group. Translation: if we fail to do our best, it is my fault.
We are currently in the preparatory phases--through today's work, we determine right now if we will succeed or fail at the end.
So the challenge for the conductor is a serious one: what is the best tool to use to achieve the desired result?
We'll find out, won't we?