Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Management Stories # 15 - Be Calm, it is worth.

Here is a simple story of a guy who went for an interview. This guy was well qualified, but was not sure of getting selected, as he saw few more aggressive candidates sitting around for the interview. Though he was a little concerned, he did not show out much and waited for his turn very calmly.

And the turn did come. The interview started.

Interviewer said "I shall either ask you ten easy questions or one really difficult question. Think well before you make up your mind!"

The guy thought for a while and said,"my choice is one really difficult question."

"Well, good luck to you, you have made your own choice! Now tell me this.

What comes first, Day or Night?"

The guy was jolted into reality as his selection depends on the correctness of his answer, and he knew that he was tricked in to this question. However, by his very nature, he retained the calmness and thought for a couple of seconds, without jumping into an urgent conclusion.

Finally, he said, "Its the DAY sir!"

"How" the interviewer asked.

"Sorry sir, you promised me that you will not ask me a SECOND difficult question!"

He was selected for the job right away!

"Calmness is the cradle of power. - J.G. Holland"

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