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When did you last sharpen your saw? When change becomes inevitable.

Do you find it hard coping with change, remaining competitive, productive, creative and innovative? If it’s taking a toll on you, you need to ask yourself “When did I last sharpen my saw?”


story is told of a
man who was desperately looking for a job to enable him provide for his family.
He owned a saw which he kept sharpening hoping to find a job at a nearby
milling factory. After a long time, he finally got the chance to work at the milling factory and was very determined
to work hard and please his master so as to keep the newly found job.

was allocated work to cut down trees for the milling factory and he did so using his well
sharpened saw and performed better all the other workers. His master was
pleased with him and congratulated him for his effort.

passed and something unusual started happening – the number of trees he cut
down each day were declining and this became a source of stress as he would
lose his job. When his performance continued to…

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