A team of Managers was given an assignment to measure the height of a
flagpole. So the Managers went out to the flagpole with ladders and tape.
They're falling off the ladders, dropping the tape measures – the whole
thing is just a mess.
A Young Employee comes along and sees what they're trying to do, he walks
over, pulls the flagpole out of the ground, lays it flat, measures it from end
to end, gives the measurement to one of the managers and walks away.
After the Young Employee has gone, one manager turns to another and
"Isn't that just like? We're looking for the height and he gives the
No matter what good you do, Managers can always find a fault in your