Seth Godin's suggestion that A+ students might not become good leaders definitely rings true in the case of my family.
Although it was many years ago, my mother distinctly remembers the reassurance of a kind guidance counselor during report card time. The counselor comforted her by saying that even if none of her five children managed to bring home great A+ report cards, they were on track to become solid, all-round, good citizens.
Truth be told my mother would have been happy if her busy, active kids had come home with B's. However, it turns out the guidance counsellor was right on the money. While not one of the five of us would ever have been described as being a stellar student, it's fair to say we're all good citizens who, in our individual ways, are doing our best to make our respective corners of the world a little better. Who knew?
Read Seth's blog at this link.