This morning, I arrived at the office with the intention of finishing tasks A, B and C. However, my plan was blown to pieces after the first teleconference. One of the participant Mr. Anger Management, who was thin-skin and defensive, just would get fired up by the slightest remarks about his regional work from other provincial colleagues. So, comments became arguments, and arguments turned into crisis, and one could almost smell the gun powder and see smoke coming out of the telephone. Alas, our leader intervened and told everyone to cool it. In the end, everyone agreed that I should represent headquarters and branches collectively to define and analyze the issues at hand and write an unbiased report. Now, I can't speak for the President of the organization, but it is likely that Mr. Anger Management would have a blemish on the former's report card. In my opinion, being overly temperamental and rash is a real disadvantage at the workplace. I am not suggesting that Mr. Anger Management should shut up and shut out. Rather, he should focus on the issue at hand rather than launching an attack against the messenger of "bad" news. Addressing the issue rather than the person is a fundamental trait of being a true professional. Perhaps later, I will find an opportunity to have a long talk with him for his own sake as well as for the good of the organization.