Will Sr. Managers Change? LO6907

John Zavacki (jzavacki@epix.net)
Tue, 23 Apr 1996 05:05:21 -0400

Replying to LO6868 --

Richard Karash[rkarash@karash.com] wrote:
>Yes, this certainly is grist for the conversation...
>I agree that it's quite possible to do damage and that this can happen=20
>with consultants.
>I worry that if a set of LO-focused activities is started =
>training programs, etc.) and then nothing appears to have changed... =
>we actually done harm (people more cynical)? Or is this a positive step =
>that some individuals may have transformed their lives and careers, =
>if the company as a whole doesn't change.=20

I've got strong opinions on this one, but mixed emotions. I opine that =
change in this direction is mandatory, but I'm also well aware of the =
"flavor of the week" syndrome it can create if improperly approached. =
In the end of my thinking on it, the risk of a bad taste in some mouths =
is balanced by the knowledge that individual transformations have =
occurred and that there is some learning history which may reemerge at a =
time when the organization is better lead.

John Zavacki
The Wolff Group
900 James Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: 717-346-1218  Fax: 717-346-1388

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