Process a waste of time LO13360

Ta (
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 10:33:00 CET DST

Replying to LO13265 --

Peter Jones quotes a "Chinese Proverb".
It rang a bell, so a reference for you:

Heider, J. (1985). The Tao of Leadership. Atlanta, GA: Humanics New

A more complete quote:

"A leader is best
When people barely know s/he exists.
Not so good when people obey and acclaim 8er/him.
Worse when they despise her/him.
"Fail to honor people,
they fail to honor you";
But of a good leader,
who takes little,
When her/his job is done
They will say, "We did this ourselves""

Heider has drawn this from the I Ching (Lao Tse), so chinese is indeed
correct whereas proverb is not. I must admit I didn't check the I

I found the qoute in a very commedable book on process consulting:

Reddy, W. Brendan: Intervention Skills. Process consulting for Small
Groups and Teams. (1994) . San Diego, Calif. : Pfeiffer and Co.

In this book you will find reflections on group processes as well as
practical guidance to making the group appreciate the roles of itself
and the consultant/facilitator.

Good luck!

Tine Andersen

Senior Consultant Tine Andersen
PLS Consult
Olof Palmes Alle 20
DK-8260 Denmark

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-- (Ta)

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