John Edwards (edwardsj@ANNAP1.JSC.MIL)
Thu, 18 May 1995 09:07:48 -0400
With regards to Rick Clements' reply to my post...
Right on Rick! Good wisdom all of it! I'll never forgive you for
disagreeing with me, but you very clearly make the fundamental point that I
was trying to put across -- communication, leadership, and the development
of strong relationships with a common set of goals needs to come FIRST.
Once that has been accomplished, the training naturally follows!
Additionally, the CORRECT training occurs, because there is a healthy
organization that is capable of critically reviewing its own strengths and
weaknesses, and addressing those problems in an appropriate way -- including
training in the obscure, embedded issues like the legal-eze of Boy Scouts if
that's the best solution for achieving success. A unit leader may not wish
to attend a course with a dry, uninteresting curriculum, but understands
that it is a responsibility he has undertaken on behalf of the unit, and
accepts the "importance of the course for the group" as "importance for
himself." This behavior is a by product of a healthy organization. To
expect it to be a precursor is very ambitious.
A quick addition -- Michael F. Bowman had a post on this subject in
the 5/18 digest that was right on the money, from the opposite point of
view! The topic was "Training, Enthusiam & What Next." It's worth a second
read. It might be worth a third.
John L. Edwards
Annapolis, MD, USA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City