LO a means or an end? LO6211

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@compuserve.com)
24 Mar 96 20:43:54 EST

Replying to LO6144 --

Andrew said, "I think that high performers (high-level organizational
learning practitioners and organizational leaders that are successful in
making things win/win) have a) the ability to build internal
representations inside their heads that they are able to translate
systematically and methodically to external reality b) extremely high
brainpower to be able to manage detail and dynamic complexity and make
decisions on vast amounts of information."

I would generally agree that this is the traditional high performer, but
in a LO context, a high performer does not require extremely high
brainpower. Instead, they need extremely effective input, processing, and
output capabilities. These can be learned capabilities: they come from
some of the 5 disciplines, including personal mastery, shared vision, team
learning, and -- what many consider sub-disciplines of these -- dialog,
and reflective inquiry,

The fact that we can move these skills away from the rare people with
unusually high brainpower to more or less normal mortals bodes well for
our ability to increase the rate of improvement in the world, whether we
call it progress or not.


Rol Fessenden LL Bean 76234.3636@compuserve.com

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