Social futures LO7666

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
29 May 96 10:36:50 EDT

Replying to LO7607 --

Susan Starr <> poses the following question:
>...I believe that unless we can encourage (includes modelling), influence
>personal change as a foundation for creating LOs, WE WON'T SUCCEED.
>I'd be interested in hearing how others relate personal change to LO
>leadership. Sue Starr Yellowknife, NT Canada

One of the interesting issues I encounter is that some consultants and
other proponents of (TQM, empowerment, LO,...) appear to be very
dogmatic and pretend to have found "THE ANSWER".

The issue you raise regarding personal change is a good one for anyone
espousing solutions. We have to demonstrate that we can change and also
encounter the discomfort or pain that our "clients" will experience.

I try to do something new every day, whether its taking a new route to
work, shopping at a different store, taking a break with new people, or
adventuring into a new discussion group. This keeps the sense of the
unfamiliar very present to me and helps me to stay sensitive to why people
will go to great lengths to avoid these feelings of discomfort...


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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