Sharpen your saw through APICS Program
Post date: Jun 08, 2016 6:45:47 AM
Sharpen the Saw : Preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have - YOU.............................. Stephen R. Covey
From the standpoint of an employer, his greatest asset is his employees.
What does it mean by ' Sharpening the saw'?
Lets learn from this story about an old man who was walking through a forest when he came across a frustrated lumberjack.
The lumberjack was trying to cut down a tree and was swearing and cursing as he laboured in vain.
'What are you doing?' The old man asked.
'Can't you see I am sawing down this tree.' The lumberjack responded.
'You look exhausted. How long have you been in it?' The old man asked.
'Over 5 hours. I am beat. This is hard work'. The frustrated lumberjack responded.
'The saw looks pretty blunt'. Why don't yo take a break for a few minutes to sharpen it. I am sure it can go a lot faster'. Said the old man.
'I don't have the time to sharpen the saw. I am too busy sawing'. Said the lumberjack.
This story is relevant to so many of us.
Many employees are to busy working and they just don't have the time to sharpen their saw.
They keep doing their work with the blunt saw. In fact most employees do not realize that their saw is blunt.
When you know your saw is pretty blunt or blunt, you can always sharpen your saw by equipping yourself with new knowledge and skills to help you work more effective.
Stop your work and start sharpen your saw. Not only you can be more happy and productive at workplace, you are equally more happy at home as well.