R.H.I.P. (Rank Has Its Privileges)
You have stumbled upon a tragic story which involves yours truly. Armstrong International had just introduced Armstrong Steam University on its web page. The purpose of Armstrong Steam University is to impart knowledge on steam, condensate, and air through a series of courses. If you feel brave, you can attempt to pass a series of tests. If you pass all 7 tests with 100% you are rewarded with an Armstrong University T-shirt. On the T-shirt is our famous character and web page course guide, Armey Steamstrong, who looks a little bit like Albert Einstein. These T-shirts are in high demand. Everybody wants one!
One day I found myself at the doorstep of our Web Master, Pam Blasius. "Hi Pam. Could I have one of the Armstrong Steam University T-shirts?"
"Uh, sure David. You now you are supposed to take the tests before I give you a shirt."
"Yeah, I know. I'm going to take the tests when I get home. I just thought I would get the shirt now."
"Uh, OK. What size do you need?"
"Why don't you give me a large?"
One week later I received a letter in the mail from David Collins, an Armstrong Representative. The letter read: "The grapevine has it that the Chief Operating Officer has received an Armstrong Steam University T-shirt without passing the test. While I was in the Army we had a saying; R.H.I.P.--Rank Has Its Privileges. David Armstrong is known for storytelling throughout the halls of Armstrong, does he also want to be known for R.H.I.P?"
The Moral of the Story
© 2002 Chief Storytelling Officer
David M. Armstrong is Chief Executive Officer & President of Armstrong International, Inc., and has evolved into a highly renowned speaker, appearing on award-winning television programs that focus on business leadership. Armstrong has been heard on the airwaves across the United States, as his unique leadership abilities have been showcased in virtually every media venue.
Armstrong recently appeared on the "Leaders on Leadership" television program that aired to millions of viewers across the world. The "Leaders on Leadership" show has a list of previous guests that essentially consist of leaders that are a "who's who" in the business realm, having all led major well-known companies across the globe.
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