We don’t have to be an excellent manager or leader to get our work done. There are millions of “average” managers and leaders who do great work on this planet.
An average manager or leader who knows how to unleash people’s potential will do great work. What they need to do is quite simple, but not always easy.
Perhaps “don’t be a jerk” is the most important mantra for the average managers and leaders. While excellence does not always guarantee success, being a villain will definitely lead them to failure.