NCIS is a popular TV show that has run for 16 seasons. One of the show’s running conceits is the set of rules promulgated by lead investigator Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon). The rules are referenced scattershot throughout the episodes. Sometimes they’re self-fulfilling prophecies and at other times contradictory for the plot as well as common sense. While the show itself is an HR nightmare with unpaid overtime, sexual harassment, and a general disdain for any rules but your own, some of Jethro’s tenets embody excellent HR principles.
Rule #3: ‘Don’t believe what