AutoCo Epsilon LO10080

Benjamin Compton (
Thu, 19 Sep 1996 21:44:18 -0700

Last week I attended a great seminar, hosted by the University of
Oklahoma, entitled "Lessons in Leadership."

Stephen Covey, Peter Senge, and Tom Peters were the guest speakers.
Senge's presentation was centered around his, and his colleagues
involvement in the AutoCo Epsilon project. Information about the project
can be found at the following URL:

[Host's Note: This was a very large scale satellite program downlinked to
many sites world-wide. I attended at a site near Boston and thought it was
excellent, and I heartily second the recommendation to retrieve and read
the AutoCo Epsilon case. It is a very serous examination of a real and
important org learning project, with the company name disguised, conducted
by the MIT Org Learning Center. ...Rick]

Last night I read the online version (some 40 pages shorter than the
printed version), and found it to be very enlightening. I thought,
perhaps, if there was enough interest, we might use this as a springboard
for some good dialogue. Personally, I'd love to share my thoughts and
feelings with others about the project, and what I learned from reading
the paper. Any takers?

The paper impressed me enough that I'm going to start having exploration
meetings on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. with my
colleagues, where we explore what we learned from the report, how we can
apply the lessons learned in our own business and in the business of those
we work with.

I think it would make a great topic for discussion, as it could provide
focus to the conversation.


Ben Compton ( The Accidental Learning Group Learning through Literature, Poetry, Music, Drama

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