I’ve been thinking a lot about team-building. (maybe because I’m in the process of building one myself.)
The best teams are comprised of individuals with diverse skills and perspectives. The strength of the team lies in their differences – not their similarities.
Think of it this way…beautiful harmonies in singing are the result of DIFFERENT voices, coordinated to blend together. It is impossible to achieve harmony if everyone is singing the same note.
Some leaders are afraid of ‘different’, and every team member looks just like all the others.
They miss out on the depth and beauty of a team working in harmony.