A global possibility ... LO6931

Virginia I. Shafer (vshafer@AZStarNet.com)
Tue, 23 Apr 1996 14:35:45 -0700 (MST)

Replying to LO6886 --

Wow, Ron,

You just posted:

>I previously mentioned the possibility of using this discussion group as a
>catalyst for a conversation that would include more than the 1800 of us
>subscribers. That is, doing more to raise awareness of the issues of
>corporate transformation and what it could mean to the average person.

I didn't recall you saying anything before about the conversation being on
corporate transformation! I thought you were introducing an invitation to
dialogue in the realm of "solving world problems."

>Here is what I am willing to do. I am willing to offer a rough draft of a
>letter that could be sent to editorial pages, raising the awareness of our
>belief that economic improvement is less a result of political elections
>than corporate transformation. It might highlight some core, fundamental
>beliefs that could awaken a sense of possibility in our communities.

Your offer is very generous, but I'm not sure there is any shared belief
that "economic improvement is less a result of political elections..."

>Could this be too unwieldy? Perhaps. But it would be a grand experiment,
>wouldn't it?
>If there's any interest, why don't we compose a letter? Should that work,
>we can evaluate what to do next.

Your energy comes through loud and clear, but I'm not sure the objective
is agreed to. Based on your original invitation for conversation, I
originally envisioned a "letter to the editors of the world" about, well,
maybe the self-evident truths, for example.

Your original post included:

>Assuming you could actually coordinate the energy and intellect on this
>group into creating a culture that puts a value on learning, or
>encouraging corporations that put a value on people, or encouraging
>behavior that puts a value on our habitat .... What could we do and how
>could we do it?

I don't recall that question being answered. I know I'm in no position to
engage in a political letter--I'm too ignorant of the relationships
between business and politics. From where I sit, they all look alike.

Anyway, please retain the energy. I don't think we're ready for it yet.


Ginger Shafer The Leadership Dimension "Bringing Leadership to Life" vshafer@azstarnet.com

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