DC GTD Meetup Agenda
I. Introductions + Overview (7:30 PM)
Each member will introduce himself/herself, tell us what you do professionally, your history with GTD, and a recent success/challenge with your GTD implementation. We'll give a few minutes to discuss solutions to the challenges we all share.
II. Main Discussion: QBQ! The Question Behind the Question (8:15 PM)
by John G. Miller
For this month's meetup, we will be discussing the book, QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life, by John G. Miller. A short yet potent guide to greater personal responsibility by Miller, this is a key component to all of our productive lives. Feel free to read the book and send me your questions, which we'll discuss during the Meetup.
I'll be posting a one-page book summary in case you can't read the book before the meeting!
Book Description from Amazon.com:
Publication Date: September 9, 2004
The lack of personal accountability is a problem that has resulted in an epidemic of blame, victim thinking, complaining, and procrastination. No organization—or individual—can successfully compete in the marketplace, achieve goals and objectives, provide outstanding service, engage in exceptional teamwork, or develop people without personal accountability.
John G. Miller believes that the troubles that plague organizations cannot be solved by pointing fingers and blaming others. Rather, the real solutions are found when each of us recognizes the power of personal accountability. In QBQ! The Question Behind the Question®, Miller explains how negative, ill-focused questions like “Why do we have to go through all this change?” and “Who dropped the ball?” represent a lack of personal accountability. Conversely, when we ask better questions—QBQs—such as “What can I do to contribute?” or “How can I help solve the problem?” our lives and our organizations are transformed.
THE QBQ! PROMISE
This remarkable and timely book provides a practical method for putting personal accountability into daily actions, with astonishing results: problems are solved, internal barriers come down, service improves, teams thrive, and people adapt to change more quickly. QBQ! is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn, grow, and change. Using this tool, each of us can add tremendous worth to our organizations and to our lives by eliminating blame, victim-thinking, and procrastination.
QBQ! was written more than a decade ago and has helped countless readers practice personal accountability at work and at home. This version features a new foreword, revisions and new material throughout, and a section of FAQs that the author has received over the years.
III. GTD Resource Sharing (8:50PM)
This is where everyone can offer a book title, tip/trick or item that has helped them in their life either with GTD or otherwise.
I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO BRING SOME KIND OF GTD OR PRODUCTIVITY RESOURCE THEY KNOW ABOUT OR USE TO OFFER TO THE GROUP!
IV. Announcements / Closing Remarks (8:55 PM)