The Purpose of the Third Column in The Parking Lot

The Purpose of the Third Column in The Parking Lot

In a well-run Parking Lot doc, there are three columns that a topic is scored against. Importance – How important is this topic to you in your life right now? Urgency – How quickly would you like to present on this topic to your Forum? # of Months – How many times has this topic been mentioned by […]

3 Ways To Clean Up The Parking Lot

3 Ways To Clean Up The Parking Lot

A Forum’s Parking Lot will get messy and outdated if it’s not kept clean. Here are three ways you can help to keep your Parking Lot clean: 1) Merge ItemsĀ – After each meeting, the person in charge of the Parking Lot takes an extra 30 minutes to merge together related items. For example, if in […]

Adding “One Word Reflection” to the Parking Lot

Adding "One Word Reflection" to the Parking Lot

A good practice is to have everyone start their monthly reflection by sharing one word that they would use to summarize the past 30 days. Then, the Parking Lot Keeper should record that word into the Parking Lot and mark it as either negative (red) neutral (yellow) positive (green) Over time, it’ll become interesting to […]

What’s a Parking Lot?

What's a Parking Lot

A Parking Lot is a spreadsheet that tracks various topics for each person that might make for a good presentation later. There are typically three types of topics that are tracked for each person: Challenges – These are challenges that each person might be facing. Topics like not working out, cash flow crunch, team morale, […]