Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Once a Month for 30 Minutes


Idea: Once a month at a staff meeting, the group will discuss the meaning of a virtue. The discussion will be strictly limited to 30 minutes, encouraging the attendees to be brief and to the point. If the group wishes, a topic may be extended to future meetings but the 30 minute rule will be honored at each one. People will be given advance notice so they can assemble their thoughts.

Potential Topics: Courage, Trust, Honesty, Loyalty, Fairness, Caring, Excellence, Civic Duty, Integrity, Respect, Kindness, and Ambition.

I've worked on some teams where the results would have been fascinating.

3 Comments:

At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Bob said...

Fantastic idea there should be more of it....alas many would see it as a waste.....

In the past learned students studied the liberal arts as a precursor to further education and knowledge. The cultivation of thinking, and thought, ideas, values and concepts. At some point there was a shift to the specific and esoteric principles of a systematic approach for a particular narrow outcome, but it seems many were never taught how to think, rationalise or appreciate....

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...

Bob,

One of its advantages is that, as you note, many people don't pick up those concepts and values elsewhere.

Michael

 
At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Alison said...

Nice post which The discussion will be strictly limited to 30 minutes, encouraging the attendees to be brief and to the point. If the group wishes, a topic may be extended to future meetings but the 30 minute rule will be honored at each one. Thanks a lot for posting this article.

 

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