What type of workers does a boss really value? The answer will vary depending on the boss, industry and specific job each worker has. Today we consider one unique group of workers: polar explorers. These men generally value the following in their peers and subordinates:
‘After all is said and done,’ said Wilson one day after supper, the best sledger is the man who sees what has to be done and does it—and says nothing about it.’ Scott agreed. And if you were ‘sledging with the Owner’ you had to keep your eyes wide open for the little things which cropped up, and do them quickly , and say nothing about them. There is nothing so irritating as the man who is always coming in and informing all and sundry that he has repaired his sledge, or build a wall, or filled the cooker, or mended his socks.
- Excerpt from The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, p. 341.