Was this really the best you could do?

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr So, the young associate finished the project. He walked to the partner’s office and handed him the memo.The next day, the partner called the associate to his office.“Was this the best you could do?” he asked?The associate sheepishly said there was likely some extra work that he could put in toward the memo’s analysis. He took the memo and headed back to his office.The next day, he brought back the memo to the partner.The next day, the partner called back the associate.“Was this really the best you could do?” he asked again.The associate sheepishly took the memo back again. Yes, there was more work to be done.The process repeated itself again! The associate delivered the memo, the partner called the associate back the next day, and he asked the same question.“Yes,” the associate announced! “I can’t think of anything else I could do to improve the memo. That is my absolute best.” continue reading »last_img

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