Settling for Second Best In Global Institutions, Mediocrity Is the Way to the Top

Many international organizations suffer from the fact that they are run by uninspiring bureaucrats. In most cases, this is the fault of the heads of state and government who prefer to elevate weak figures, who won't meddle too much, to these positions. Is that the best approach in these times of crisis?
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan