Originally uploaded by razorbern
When you decide to depress excellence in any area of life, you invite mediocrity in. There's no way around it.
Pick your poison. Refuse to uphold accountability. Put aside trust. Lose sight of your integrity. Lower expectations to the lowest performing employee so they can "catch up."
Once you've picked your poison, you're well on your way. You've started depressing excellence. Watch morale in the workplace crumble. Say good-bye to your best performers. Welcome mediocrity in with open arms.
Hope that's what you were looking for.