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Sitting in the splendor of Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem, N.C., I enjoyed a virtuoso performance by one of the world's greatest musicians, cellist Yo-Yo Ma. It was the eve of the High Point Market, and I found some leadership lessons as Ma's beautiful music filled the auditorium.

There are powerful lessons there for the mattress industry, which has more than its fair share of big egos and hard-charging executives. Ma set a stirring example of humble leadership, lifting up his co-performers as the applause was ringing in their ears. This was a win for the team, the orchestra, and not just for the brilliant man who shined so bright that night.

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