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‘How good…when [people] live together in unity.’ Psalm 133:1 NIV

Synergy is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. And creating positive synergy means having the right people, in the right place, at the right time, focusing on the right goal. After World War II, Chester Nimitz, Chief of US Naval Operations, wanted to keep alive public interest in naval aviation. As a result the Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron was created and performed its first exhibition within the year. To this day the team has clear objectives. They select only qualified candidates who consistently operate at peak performance. After being carefully screened, a pilot must receive sixteen votes from the existing members. If one votes no, the candidate is out of the running. No reasons or explanations requiredthat’s the level of trust and respect the members have for one another’s judgment. As a Blue Angel your teammates become like your family, and when a new member is enlisted you’re entrusting him with your life. Making the squad isn’t a one-shot deal either. You’re responsible for playing your part, demonstrating your value and pursuing excellence on a daily basis. You have to earn the right to wear the crest. Nothing short of total commitment is accepted. So, would you qualify to be a Blue Angel? Are you a sole-trader or a team player? Are you loyal and reliable? When the chips are down, can others rely on you to put their interests ahead of your own?

SoulFood: Jos 19:24-21:45, John 16:12-18, Ps 2, Pr 28:25-28

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