In the Hands of a Master, Everything has Value

When making up a team to work together, think of it as cooking. The project will be more successful if there are different flavors of people. You would never plan a menu of all potatoes. Don’t plan a committee of one type, either.

A master chef will balance a meal to include the five tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent. When we look at a project in this way, we see the value of having different kinds of people in the group. You may not like someone who is sour, but that person could be exactly what you need to balance the committee.

(This is from To Lead is to Serve, available at If you want it signed to you from the author, order from the website .) – Shar McBee

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