Sometimes there are no good options. An executive looks around and sees three managers who are no more than ordinary. But he has a high profile project. And so he selects the least worst employee for the project. It happens in business, in non-profits, in communities, in churches and in government far more than most want to admit. Why does this happen? And how can it be a good thing?
Before I answer the question, think about this situation reported in The Economist.
The least awful
The country of Nigeria goes to the polls on February 14th to elect their next president. He will face problems that could break the country apart: rampant corruption, a jihadist insurgency...