Effective leaders don’t aim for the minimums as goals. On the other hand, everything can’t be the number one priority. A leader must exercise judgement concerning which tasks are most important. Followers are sometimes required to perform many tasks that are not critical to stakeholders. While some of these are extremely important, others require only a minimum effort. Striving for excellence in every area, regardless of how trivial, can quickly work a team to death. On the other hand, the fact that a task isn’t a first priority doesn’t excuse a sloppy performance. Competent leaders make sure the expectation fits the task’s importance.

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