An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house- building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family.
He would miss his paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor.
The carpenter said yes, but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end his career.
When the carpenter finished his work and the builder came to inspect the house, the contractor handed over the house key to the carpenter. “This is your house,” he said, “It is my parting gift to you.”
What a shock! What a Shame! If only he had known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. Now he had to live in the home he built none too well.
Do we find ourselves in similar situations as the carpenter?
Moving through our work hours fast paced, driven to “get the job done”, without much thought to moral values.
How do we regain our focus as individuals and organizations? This is the challenge for the employee and the employer.
Ethics are fundamental standards of conduct by which we work as a professional and this Sunday 5:00pm we have a free workshop on Professional Ethics organized by The Chosen Breed and powered by The Lighthouse.
The Chosen Breed is an initiative of Lighthouse Christian Outreach Centre (The Lighthouse) and a Faith based group of young, dynamic people with a mandate to raise leaders who are captains of industries, strong in their spirituality and excelling in their relationships and families.
I am even more excited because the Speaker at the event is a Mind and Mouth Mentor who I have interacted with and she has shown leadership by example. Lanre Oniyitan is the Founder and CEO of W-Holistic Business Solutions. She is a thought leader on Small and Medium Enterprise development in developing economies with prior experiences at KPMG, Adam Smith International, Federal and State Government and as a YouWin mentor.
If you are interested in attending, you need to register.
This training is easily worth thousands, I will encourage you to be a part if you can make it.
This is the kind of training you can EASILY include on your CV to land your dream job.
Theme: Professional Ethics
Date: 14th September 2014
Time: 5pm – 6:30pm
Venue: House7, Plot 2/3 Kudirat Abiola Way, First Bank Bus Stop, Opposite Yard 158, Oregun, Ikeja.