Nobody is perfect. Especially, leaders who are managing big problems and dealing with difficult situations. That's not an excuse, it's a reality.
Insisting on perfection will lead to disappointment. Disqualifying based on imperfection disqualifies all.
A bigger question is, "can we tolerate the level of imperfection?" Another better question is "have that leader's shortcomings clouded and neutralized (or even reversed) their strengths?"
We must not let our shortcoming devour our strengths. We're better off rising on our strengths.
To do that, we must never let our shortcoming prevail.
Rise on clarity, courage, creativity, and compassion. Rise.
-- doug smith