You are a direct reflection of your leadership. -Army adage
And many would agree that this is true. For the most part a consistently poor performing soldier can be said to have leadership that is also sub-standard, as they have failed to fix this soldier. This can be seen in a larger part by looking at the unit as a whole. If there are an abundance of inadequate soldiers, than it can be believed that this is the acceptable standard of the leadership. But what I want to address is something people tend to ignore. While we look at soldiers underperforming and think "his leader isn't doing their job," I would like to address the reverse effect. When the leader is crap, it doesn't matter how his soldiers perform, they are as well. This would stand to be true in the real world as well. If your boss is Michael Scott, you can bust your hump all day long, but your office is still a place of ridicule. So please, leaders of the world, while your concentrating so hard about how my actions make you look, pause for a moment and think about how you make me look!