Re: Best Eagle BoR question you have heard...
Ed Darrell (EDarr1776@AOL.COM)
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 21:06:40 -0400
Charles Garfield, the performance psychologist, suggests employers ask job
applicants, "Tell me about three times in the past when you have demonstrated
your ability for championship performance, when you worked hard and did your
best or came close to it."
Garfield suggests employers preface the question by saying that this question
may require some time to think and they will be given up to 15 minutes to
think about it before answering, with a chance to walk around, get a drink,
etc. This is probably untenable in a BOR situation, so you might want to
give the kid advance warning.
My experience is that true championship performers tell wonderful stories.
Others may have difficulty. We have used the answers to separate out the
peak performers from the others -- and I've never been steered wrong by an
answer to this question.
I've never used it for a BOR, but you might consider using it or another
tailored more closely to Scouting.
Ed Darrell, Duncanville, Texas
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City