Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CNY Edition - Completion of 就想赖着你

Spent my entire CNY visiting and visiting and of course, watching and watching.
And so, I finished all 28 episodes!
Feeling the love in the show.
Ya, maybe it is just another 偶像剧.
But isn't life just another series of 连续剧 :)

And ...
Let's all sharpen our axes :)

by: Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The paid was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work.

The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees
"Congratulations," the boss said. "Go on that way!"
Very motivated for the boss’ words, the woodcutter try harder the next day, but he only could bring 15 trees. The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees.Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked.

"Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees..."


The Electric New Paper :

PM Lee on improving productivity: It doesn't mean longer hours

When the call went out for workers here to be more productive, some grumbled that it meant longer hours. Not exactly.

By Veena Bharwani
15 February 2010

When the call went out for workers here to be more productive, some grumbled that it meant longer hours. Not exactly.

Singaporeans just have to learn the art of working smarter, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong when he visited workers in the hospitality industry at Swissotel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore yesterday.

PM Lee and 70 union leaders visited 150 workers in the two hotels to see what they have been doing to increase productivity levels.
Since 1999, the NTUC Central Committee and key union leaders have been visiting workers during the Chinese New Year period to show their appreciation for putting their duties ahead of their holidays.

He said, looking forward, the challenge ahead for companies is to figure out how to diversify the job scope of their employees.


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