This morning, I happened upon an older blog by John Maxwell about how he files. I have not done well with filing my references and resources over the years. I often want to use materials and references for classes I lead; I can recall a source basically, but often can’t quite find it. I have resolved to do better many times, but never stuck with it. I think I may try this basic approach, but use my laptop as my primary repository, and index cards for a few things that I don’t have electronically. Currently on my laptop, and on memory sticks, I have 10 categories for saving articles, quotes, and ideas (mine and others). Too few!
I’ve been reading Maxwell for 15 years or more now, and I still find lots of value in his work.
Full Disclosure: I won a copy of 5 Levels of Leadership last year, and I appreciate having a few autographed copies of Maxwell books