Originally appeared March 2, 2008

We’ve been taught to strive for the best. Search for perfection. Have no peer. For many leaders, this has become an obsession. They drive their people to create results that are unequaled all the time. Sadly however, often good enough is good enough. As a friend of my son said about university: “Cs get degrees.”


How do you distinguish when “good enough is good enough” in your organization? Do you give permission for “good enough” work when that is all that is required? What will you do to keep this notion top-of-mind this week?

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