5.1.d An interesting reflection

d)  An interesting reflection (after all is said and done)

Theme: Battery of tests

Dear Sir:

Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for management positions in your new organization. All of them have taken our battery of tests. We have run the results through our computer. We have also arranged personal interviews for each of them with our psychologists and vocational aptitude consultant. The profiles of all tests are included, and you will have to study each of them carefully.

As part of our service and for your guidance, we make some general comments as a result of staff consultations. This comes without any additional fees. It is the staff opinion that most of your nominees are lacking in background education and vocational aptitude for the type of enterprise you are undertaking. They do not have the team concept. We would recommend that you continue your search for persons of experience in managerial ability and proven capability.

Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of temper.

Andrew has absolutely no qualities of leadership.

The two brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, place personal interest above the company loyalty.

Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would tend to undermine morale.

We feel it is our duty to tell you that the Greater Jerusalem Business Bureau has blacklisted Matthew.

James, son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus definitely have a radical leaning, and both registered a high score on the manic-depressive scale.

One of the candidates, however, shows great potential. He is a man of ability and resourcefulness, meets people well, has a keen business mind, and has contacts in high places. He is motivated, ambitious, and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot as your controller and right-hand man. All other profiles are self-explanatory.

We wish you every success in your venture.

Sincerely yours,

The Jordan Management Consultants