A Scale from "lie" to "truth" LO16403

Dr. Steve Eskow (dreskow@magicnet.net)
Thu, 1 Jan 1998 17:37:18 -0500

Replying to LO16393 --

Samuel Doyle poses the crucial challenge well.

Confronting our deep and passionate convictions, our mental models, is
particularly important for those of us who presume to intervene in the
lives of others, as "change agents," or consultants, or professors.

And particularly those of us who want to help others confront their mental
models, so that they might be free of them, if they are inadequate.

My point, of course, is that we interventionists and change agents have as
much difficulty facing up to the tenacity with which we hold our mental
models as anyone else.

Try asking someone who uses the biologic mental model to consider its
limitations, as I have, and watch the resistance, and resentment!

So: when I see how hard it is for me, and for us, to look honestly at our
models, I have much more sympathy for those I work with, and whose models
I want to surface and change.

Steve Eskow

Dr. Steve Eskow
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