...There is an ancient story in academia about a new Dean being left two letters by his predecessor; letter one to be be opened when the new Dean encounters his first crisis. The first letter says "Blame everything on your predecessor." Letter two is opened when the new Dean encounters his second crisis. It says "Prepare two letters."
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Kettles, Pots, and Letters Updated
Commenter Billy Pilgrim enticed a tale from me concerning the inevitable consequences of blaming everything on your predecessor: