Objections to Learning Organizations LO24211

From: Jan Lelie (janlelie@wxs.nl)
Date: 03/19/00

Replying to LO24181 --

Hello Gordon and Carmen,

Rick has kindly linked your post to objection to LO and i think that fear
is indeed an objection to LO - and change. Fear, i suppose, sparked
consciousness, as it developed shortly after we learned about moving away
from an impulse like light, sound, heat or chemicals. Staying alife is
helped by fear and fright. Being consious of fear helped too. Change is
not only a tidal wave, it is also the ripling of water by a breeze. Many
small changes together can build a tidal wave - or dwindle away.

[Host's Note: Gordon and Carmen used the subject line above; I just
guessed to which msg they were replying. Sorry for the ambiguity. ..Rick]

We may also assume that an common ancestor was washed ashore, out ran a
tidal wave and tried to move away as far as possible - deciding to stay on
dry land. Running away may help.

Kind regards,

Jan Lelie

Gordon Kubanek and Carmen Hust wrote:

> Replying to LO24152 [link guessed by your host..] --
> Response to Jan Lelie
> 10.March,2000
> Hi there Jan:
> Change is like a tidal wave
> But it only destroys IF you are filled with FEAR
> Imagine the following: we, in our organization, are surfers "catching a
> wave". We somehow learn that a tidal wave is coming. Some of us decide to
> head to the "safety' of shore because we are afraid.
> Some of us head out towards the tidal wave, towards the unknown depths of
> the unknown.In the ocean the tidal wave of change is only a ripple, because
> we have no fear, because we face the change.
> Those of use who paddled to the shore for safety we wiped out. Never to be
> heard from again.
> It's your choice.
> Sincerely,
> Gordon Kubanek, B.Ed. P.Eng.
> "Gordon Kubanek and Carmen Hust" <gordkuba@enoreo.on.ca>


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