A good team is greater than the leader

A really great team, for example, is how an orchestra works. They will all better than competent musicians combining and enhancing to create a harmonious whole. I enjoy the story about the London Symphony Orchestra which demonstrated how a team can perform. A fastidious and dull guest conductor so enraged the orchestra by his pedantry that they decided to teach him a lesson. They did this with a perfectly synchronized and unscheduled speed up in the middle of a Symphony leaving him confused, sweating, trailing, and cowed in their wake, and of course the audience, not realizing anything was amiss, thought it was marvelous.

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