Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Well, his mustache was (literally) pretty square

When you think of past world leaders who people would rank as "cool," who would rank last? (And, I mean other than Jimmy Carter.)
British ambulance workers say they were given a leadership survey that asked them to rate the "coolness" of German Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

Hitler's name was included among a list of people workers for the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority were asked to rate on a scale of one to five, The Times of London reported Tuesday.

They were also asked if being gay, funny or black made a leader cool.
I've never read anything which suggested that Hitler had much of a sense of humor, but were he to take the survey himself, gay and/or black wouldn't be things he thought were "cool" in a leader.

Also low on Hitler's list of "cool" traits would be Jewish, Russian, or bearing the surname "Churchill."

Oh, and by the way, this was part of a process to help the organization come up with a new "leadership strategy." I'm hoping that they weren't looking for a response from their employees that was favorable on the Hitler question. Because ambulance services really shouldn't have anything to do with genocide.

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