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A Quote About Planning

11 November 2009

Not this kind of axe!

Not this kind of axe.

“When you go to chop down a tree, you need to spend the first 45 minutes sharpening your axe.”

So said a colleague of mine, now sadly deceased. His name was John and he was a wise and wiley Managing Director, who knew the value of planning and who always took time to get organised. He was also full of useful little quotes and I was reminded of this one today, whilst sharing a pot of tea with a mutual friend.

The┬ánext time a colleague of yours dons their superhero cape and prepares to leap into action, pause them gently and ask: “How sharp is your axe?”

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