Friday, January 19, 2007


Len at Next Reformation, has this quote by Mort Ryerson, chairman of Perot Sytems, who remarked,
we must realize that our task is to call people together often, so that everyone gains clarity about who we are, who we’ve just become, who we still want to be. If the organization can stay in a continuous conversation about who it is and who it is becoming, then leaders don’t have to undertake the impossible task of trying to hold it all together.
Quoted in Wheatley, Margaret, "Goodbye Command and Control,"
in Leader to Leader Magazine, July 1977.
See also Capra, Creativity and Leadership in Learning Communities,
"The most powerful organizational learning and collective knowledge sharing grows through informal relationships and personal networks — via working conversations in communities of practice."

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