Monday, September 16, 2013
Thomas Churchyard noted that: “Sharp words make more wounds than a surgeon can heal.” An officer who understands the job knows there is never any reason to use sarcasm, profanity or ad hominem arguments with anyone who doesn’t get a fair chance to answer back.
The object is to create a team, not enemies. An officer and his or her people are a team at all times, officially and socially. Good manners help to make the system work.