Re: Handling Power and Politics LO2274

Andrew Moreno (
Sun, 30 Jul 1995 22:20:03 -0400

Replying to LO2273 --


Stephen B. Wehrenberg, Ph.D. wrote:

>We are all manipulated from moment to moment ... only some of us INTEND.

I agree with the suggestion that power is amoral. This is the kind of
thing they don't teach in subinssbusiness school.

Assuming that it's either "we control others " or "others control us," I'd
suggest adding another choice to people's repertoire. This choice is
"changing the system that people use to control."

Before t changing the system that people use to control is possible, I
think it's neceassary to know how people control other people. Knowledge
about knowledge is required.

There's a lot of ways that people control other people. I think part of
the problem is that some people are really slow and tedious about it. If
they could learn more ways to control other people, then maybe they'd be
able to control others to get what they want in less time, instead of
drawing things out and making things tedious.

I think diplomacy is being really elegant about control. I think the world
would be a better place if people could be really elegant in controlling
others on an individual or organizational level. Unfortunately, some
people want things quick and easy so they sometimes resort to shortcuts

Andrew Moreno