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Chapter Ten Allowing Everything to Work Well: The Synergy Talent

While I was serving on my local school board a few years ago, a new board member was elected who kept our meetings going until late at night. Before Wally joined the board, our meetings finished at a reasonable hour, and we handled all the school district’s business quite well. After Wally joined the board, he would challenge routine budget items such as purchasing a new American flag to replace an old one, and would give long lectures about not wasting taxpayer dollars. His attitude and tone were insulting at times. He assumed that all of us, board members and administrators, were irresponsible wastrels. He spoke as though he alone was dedicated to the conscientious use of ...

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