LO and Higher Ed LO7644

Bill Fulkerson (fulkerson_william_f@90.deere.com)
Tue, 28 May 1996 11:36:07 -0500

In agreement with LO and Higher Ed LO7609

Rol Fessenden wrote
> I just want to say how refreshing I found Bill Hendry's statement
> below. Thank you, Bill, for having the courage to take a different
> viewpoint.

in response to Bill Hendry who said:
>>As practitioners, I would caution continuing to act under the notion
>> that nothing will happen without top management buy-in.

Management buy-in is necessary for success. However, this buy-in may
come prior to, during, or after the desired outcome is achieved.
We must provide leadership required to obtain the desired outcome until
management buy-in occurs. Learned helplessness often leads us wait for
management affirmation when implicit permission to proceed exists.

Goethe said:
What you can do or think you can, BEGIN IT-- boldness has genius, power
and magic in it.

I assert that the simple act of beginning is one of the most powerful
justifications that can be given for many ideas.

Bill Fulkerson


Bill Fulkerson <fulkerson_william_f@90.deere.com>

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