In listening to music today on my IPOD, I was reminded that what makes something great is more than the sum of the parts. When we hear:
- Willie Nelson sing “You were always on my mind” or
- Ray Charles sing “Georgia” or
- Eric Clapton sing “Layla”or
- Louis Armstrong sing anything
We hear incredible giftedness. But none of them have the worlds best voices, but they have greatness.
I think we often fail to see that the sum is greater than just having the right parts. There are qualities that are hard to define or measurer that contribute to greatness.
In leadership this may include things like:
- A sevant heart
- Clarity of commitment
May we move beyond the superficial into the true likeness of Christ!