Lessons from a Barbershop Quartet
By: Rick Boxx
August 6, 2012
When I was a child, Barbershop Quartets were somewhat popular. To watch four men, each with a unique voice, blend their sounds in harmony was remarkable.
Although they each sang a different note, somehow they sang the same song. The song sounded better collectively than it would have individually.
Good leaders realize that building a team requires many of the same elements as a Barbershop Quartet. Each person on the team brings unique skills and abilities, yet when blended in harmony with others it results in success beyond any individual.
1 Peter 3:8 teaches, “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers,be compassionate and humble.”
Over the next few days we’ll explore the qualities Peter recommended for harmony in your team.
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