Semi review: Flags of our Fathers
This is a semi-review because I'm only going to pick one tiny thing out of this story while ignoring the larger story.
In Flags of our Fathers the platoon sergeant Mike Strank is offered a promotion but turns it down because he promised that he personally would bring his men back home to their mothers. He knows it's a risky decision, and later pays for it with his life.
The stakes are a little lower in the corporate world today, but there still is the issue that promotion often involves taking someone out of what they do best, and into something they may not be best suited for.
It's an issue many people struggle with - are there answers to it? Does promotion always have to include moving further away from the front line? I don't know, but I'd be interested to find out.