Damned if you do


Better said, damned when you do or don’t. Watching the final season episode of NCIS. There is a direct correlation between doing the right thing and doing things the right way. There is a difference.

Gibbs invoked either one of the following two rules.
http://ncis.wikia.com/wiki/Leroy_Jethro_Gibbs/Rules
Rule #13: Never, ever involve a lawyer.
Rule #18: It’s better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.

Looking t this further, this is the friction between leadership & management.

Having rules, personal rules are the foundation & boundaries between conduct & misconduct. In HR everyone looks to you to do the right thing, except when that right thing involves ones self. Then we want the one-off exception of benefit of the doubt.

What’s the catch? This known as the tension between ideality & reality.

I’m rambling, stay tuned.

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~ by Robert Smith on May 14, 2013.

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