How much experience do you have?
An older gentleman is asked to attend a training seminar at his job. He is immediately irritated at the request. He wonders why he has to attend this so called training. To him it makes no sense. He has been doing the same job for years now. As a matter of fact, he’s been doing the same job the same way for thirty years.
He goes to his manager and asks him why he has to attend the training. The manager tells him that everyone is required to go and he wants him to attend because he may actually learn something new. He may be able to pick up on something that he can take and apply to his daily job duties that will make him more productive and overall more successful. He points out he has a couple areas that could be improved if he applied his focus to that area.
He walks away from his manager, who has been with the company for less than five years, shaking his head in discontentment, obviously frustrated with the mandatory training. Another employee who has witnessed the whole encounter eases over and says to the manager, “Well he kind of has a point. He’s got thirty years of experience.”
“No he doesn’t! If he had thirty years of experience he would have more progress than he has. There’s a difference between thirty years of experience and one year of experience repeated twenty nine times,” retorts the boss.
All life asks is measurable progress in reasonable time. – Jim Rohn
Posted on August 27, 2013, in Controlling Trouble Makers and tagged Christian, family, growth, How you should see yourself, influence, Leadership, management, motivation, parenting. Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.