July 05, 2008

Writing report cards in the Middle East

My boss in Iraq evaluated the men under his command using two rules. The first, "get rid of the non-performers". If you did your job, you would get at least an average report. The second was simply: "if I am wounded and down on the battlefield, will this man risk his life to save mine?" This was what he used identify the truly exceptional.

Posted by LMC at July 5, 2008 04:11 PM | TrackBack