Questioning The Idea Of The "Boss' Standards"

I would argue that when leaders build well-performing team, the team's standards for themselves are at least as high as their boss' would be. The implication is that a boss inflicting higher standards is a failure of leadership. I've see it happen. Teams can learn how to set their own high standards and don't have to be subjected to the higher standards of their boss. It makes an adult rather than parent-child culture possible and in that, teams flourish.