GTD for Scouts
Thanks for all these great ideas-My co-presenter and I decided on the following-We had two highly efficient & effective mom's come in and present their sytems and beliefs on time mgmnt. One used a family calender and another a day planner with color-coded markers. They both did a fabulous job showing their effective, basic systems. The critical skill that each of them mentioned was that they review the upcoming week before the weekend hits.
I presented the "tickler file" and introduced the concept of the "mind sweep". I believe the presentations were effective as the guy's were exposed to a variety of systems without overwhelming them and hammering on "the one best way". We wanted to teach without making it to "school-like". Although, I must confess that the greatest enthusiasm erupted when my co-presentor flipped a jumbo bag of M&M's (to remember Money Management) to each of the guy's.
The suggestions presented here provide great material for in-depth follow up meetings on this critical skill. David Allen coach and trainer Jason Womack had stated that the most effective way to instill (I paraphrase) the respect for time is to appeal to young people's dreams and ambitions and have them decide on the very next action that moves them towards realizing them.
As so often occurs, another worthwhile series of meetings develop from getting in-depth on a critical topic.
Thanks for your support. I'll make sure that the parents as well as the guy's are forwarded the info here. If more thoughts, techniques and/or successes become available-Please add!!!!!!