From February, 2018

‘No Excuses, Sir!’

In the ROTC cadet officers corps, you learn four basic responses. ‘Sir, yes, sir!’ ‘Sir, no, sir!’ ‘Sir, I’ll find out, sir!’ and ‘Sir, no excuses, sir!’ Of the four, I’ve found the fourth to be most useful in life, in work. If you want to take a peek into the mental makeup of a person working for you, e.g. an assistant, etc. or a person you’re working with, e.g. a business partner, etc., wait until he/she needs to make an excuse to explain some failure—and find out those who do not. (Image edited from: Wikipedia)