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Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen!

In this self-obsessed culture of ours, everyone wants to have their own input, their own say, their own opinion heard (and obeyed.) (I've been absolutely guilty of this myself.) In our desire to include everyone, we've forgotten that teams always have coaches. Or at least the good teams, do.

A goat with multiple heads isn't going anywhere...or at least not anywhere worthwhile.

Your last sentence is nearly true: Leadership by Committee is careless. However, Execution by Committee is crucial.

Ben, this reminds me of a story I read in David Breasher's book High Exposure. David recalls a time when he had a very low level role filming the movie Cliffhanger and how he was scolded after giving uninvited feedback on how a certain scene should be shot. Breasher's recounts, "It was only later that I came to realize how intensely personal a cinematographer's vision is. When you have that kind of vision, it's distracting at the very least to have someone interrupt from the gallery."

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