BNI requires that all its officers attend leadership team training, which is generally offered one or two months a year. Members have sometimes suggested that the training not be required for committee members, in order to widen the pool for future candidates.
There are some problems with this idea, however. One is the “leaky bucket” process, mentioned in Episode 19 and Episode 42. If you don’t get your training at the source, the message gets diluted. Knowledge leaks out of the bucket. Teams trained this way are badly prepared.
Would you want the pilot flying your plane not to have completed training? The leadership team members are the pilots of your chapter. Do you want them to be trained, or not?
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