Re: "Serve actively"
Stephen Hoar (shoar@INFINET.COM)
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 13:10:31 -0400
At 10:10 AM 7/24/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Aren't we overlooking the obvious? Shouldn't we be concentrating on how to
>TEACH this young man how to do the job? A Scoutmaster's first and foremost
>job is to teach junior leaders.
>The way to prevent this is shown in the JLT and SMF courses. First, you
>make sure the Scout knows what he is supposed to do. Second, let him do it!
>Third, evaluate his performance. This is an on-going process. You don't
>wait until the six month term is up then tell the scout he didn't do what
Bingo!! Ron hit it exactly right on the head!. This is basic leadership
and management techniques which is applicable to both scouts and adults.
Over the years, whenever I had staff member who was underperforming invariably
it was due to the fact that he had not received the appropriate training for the
job, had not been made fully aware of the performance standards, and had not
received timely feedback on his performance!!
Old enough to know better,
Too old to do any better!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City