Will Sr. Managers Change? LO7237

William J. Hobler, Jr. (bhobler@cpcug.org)
Mon, 06 May 1996 19:52:17 -0400

Replying to LO7180 --

Rol Fessenden wrote

>If I apply that thinking to the whole society, I end up wanting an
>alternative approach to our challenges in which government, business,
>community, and education, all continue to play their functional roles, but
>simultaneously recognize their interdependence and their ability to help
>each other achieve mutually valuable goals. This feels like a very
>powerful approach.
>This is -- I think -- similar to the concept Bill Hobler was suggesting
>when he was describing his "whole system". Or at least this is what i
>drew from it.

Your right. I am surprised at the lack of response to seeking a set of
relationships that allow systems to support each other. My total system

Even in business there are times when I have to compete vigirously with
some of my competitors and at other times I collaborate with the saome
competitors. Only by working on the relationiships and knowing that we
can work for mutual benefit can we do both.

In the larger context when collaboration among different organizational
types is needed how do we work on the relationships?


Managers count beans and keep time, Leaders, take risks and ask others to. Each of us must play both roles.

bhobler@cpcug.org Bill Hobler

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