Today John Nance reminded us that a true leader is not the fierce commander,  but rather an individual who is able to bring various human talents together so that they may be greater than the sum of their parts. This concept was put into action today with the “teeter totter” game. While there was no way that each individual would have been able to balance on the board on their own, it would also have been difficult for the leader to direct each participant on where to stand on the board without the participant’s input. This exercise was a clear example that teamwork relies on clear reciprocal communication to achieve a common goal.