December 2015

10
Dec

Inspire by love, or rule by fear.

One of the greatest changes in modern times has been in the psychology and make up of the people who constitute the greater part of the western world. In 1960 Douglas McGregor identified two different ways of managing which he called Theory X and Theory Y.

Read more …

10
Dec

Sharpen The Saw

You are probably familiar with the story of the man who encountered a woodcutter sweating profusely as he tried to saw through a tree trunk. When he was asked what he was working so hard at, the woodcutter snapped, “Can’t you see I am trying to saw through this tree trunk?”. “Well” said the man “it is taking you ages and looks like very hard work”. “Yes,” said the woodcutter “the saw is blunt”. “Well, why don’t you stop and sharpen the saw?”, the man asked with every justification to which the woodcutter retorted angrily, “I don’t have the time. Can’t you see I have to saw through this tree trunk?”.

Read more …

01
Dec

Hard Work

“Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent doesn't work hard enough” is a great quotation from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Read more …