A little while ago I read a book titled The Wisdom of Crowds that talks about how, in a crowd, there are people with all types of different thoughts, ideas, and opinions. Their ideas go from one extreme to the other, but when you let everyone express their views and beliefs and take an average of all the beliefs, the final outcome is very on target. When everyone is allowed to participate, from one extreme to the other, they all kind of balance out each other. Consequently, the resulting conclusion is very wise, wiser than any one man can come up with.
This principle has such a tremendous application for the body of Christ, and agrees with the concept of having a "multitude of counselors."