"A great team is usually an organization made up of as many (or more) followers as there are leaders. Within an excellent team are also several people who are capable of stepping into the slot of the leader if unfortunate circumstances remove him. Each person must have a complete loyalty to the leader. In this way, the harmony in the team is consistent regardless of the challenges or sacrifices.
Though personalities will vary within the team, from the most relaxed of the most impulsive, the balance comes from the interaction of these. Everyone's strengths should complement the others' weaknesses. Anyone's strengths, however, can become his weaknesses if undisciplined. Therefore, the team members must respect each other enough to confront in love. Wise confrontation is always a growth process for everyone in the team.
Not everything is perfect. Even Jesus Christ had his Judas."
Tom Phillips in Leaders on Leadership. "Building a Team to Get the Job Done", chapter 11.
1. Colin Powell, "Learning to Lead," condensed from My American Journey in Reader's Digest (October 1995): 148.