Wheatley Dialogue LO10200

Sherri Malouf (sherri@maloufinc.com)
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 16:05:03 -0400 (EDT)

> - speak from the heart, from the gut, moreso than from the head
> - speak to the center, rather than to any one person
> - speak when moved and when ready
> - pause... allow others' words to land before speaking
> - brevity... but not at the expense of spontaneity

The subject I suggest is inspired by a discussion/dialogue conducted by
Margaret Wheatley (which I unfortunately was unable to attend but heard
about) in Boston. On the lo list we have discussed a number of different
systems and that these systems need to change eg; government, healthcare,
legal, education, etc. Margaret was saying, and I believe this is
inspired partially by Bohm's work, that we need to think differently about
systems change. We tend to break things down, fracture systems in order
to understand them -- sort of a reductionsit theory. Her challenge was --
how do we take a system as a whole and approach change that way? She says
that the way to do this is through relationship, identity, and strength.
Organizations are causing us to lose our identity -- and they are losing
their identities. Loss of identity creates fear...

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