“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act.”
Old Chinese proverb:
“Tell me and I will forget.
Show me and I will remember.
Involve me and I will understand.
Step back and I will act.”
Look at the first part of each of those lines.
Disciplining is part of a DOM’s job. Discipline is effective when its application eliminates the need for it in the future. Effective discipline gets results. But we should never apply discipline without also giving an explanation and providing instruction or correct behavior.
As usual the Administrator is trying to “cut his own throat,” and ours with it. Having just read with great interest the comments by Gary Frederickson and Tim Begeot in the “Readers Speak” section of the April issue of D.O.M.
“To say that you are an effective multitasker is the same as saying you are effective at doing things in a less effective way.”
Dave Crenshaw, author of The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done
I was in San Diego, CA a few weeks ago attending NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference (MMC). On the last evening of the conference, I was approached by Brad Townsend, chairman of the NBAA maintenance committee, saying that a meeting had just been held between key members of the NBAA maintenance committee, AMTSociety and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA). I was told that an agreement had been reached in relation to working together towards common goals and that an official news announcement would be sent out in the near future.