LO a means or an end? LO6324

Tobin Quereau (quereau@austin.cc.tx.us)
Sat, 30 Mar 1996 22:02:44 -0600 (CST)

Replying to LO6236 --

Your search for a word which would convey what you describe below brought
to mind the portion of a verse from the Tao Te Ching which says (roughly
translated, I'm sure)--"When there is no unecessary talking, people say,
We did it ourselves."

But, at the same time, a part of me responded by thinking what if there is
a way to respond--without worrying if anyone knows it or not--such that
people are actually enabled to lead themselves... Would that not be what
some call "facilitation" or "empowerment" and Peter Block might call

On Tue, 26 Mar 1996 CrbnBlu@aol.com wrote:

> Replying to LO6229 --
> irt: 74170.1061@compuserve.com (Dr. Scott J. Simmerman), Tue, Mar 26, 1996
> Scott makes a good point about the difference between his interpretation
> of "Shepherding" and the "Sweet Feed Theory of Organizational
> Development." And, I admit that I can't quite find a word that describes
> what I want to imply.
> So what's the word that means:
> "to lead, without anyone knowing your leading, so individuals believe they
> are leading themselves."
> Gene Bellinger
> CrbnBlu@aol.com


Tobin Quereau <quereau@austin.cc.tx.us>

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