“As for the sergeant major’s job, it basically consisted of two main duties: being the chief disciplinary officer and maintaining the physical infrastructure of the base. As such, he was a terror to everyone in the battalion. Most people knew him only from the way he strutted around, conducting inspections, screaming at the top of his lungs, and demanding impossibly high standards of order and cleanliness in what was essentially a bunch of tents in the middle of the desert—tents that were alternately dust-choked or mud-choked, depending on the rain situation.”
From my latest Inc. column: My Style of Servant Leadership
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