Changing Another Person LO19935

Eugene Taurman (
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 14:24:54 -0600

Replying to LO19913 --

At 08:40 AM 11/19/98 +0000, you wrote:

>Eugene Taurman wrote:
>> Rick asked:
>> >Can one person determine what another person is to hold as belief? And, if
>> >so, is it ethical to do so?
>> You bet. The boss determines what people believe is important to the
>> organization and to their own success. He or She do it whether or not they
>> know or have expressed their own beliefs.
>> They do it by way of the questions asked and the agendas established.
>> Formal meeting agendas and the agenda he or she has when meeting people
>> around the organization. This stated or unstated agenda is setting
>> priorities for behavior and the way associates use their time between
>> meetings with the "boss".
>> The saddest part about it is that the boss can be completely unconscious
>> of this power and it still happens. There are of course exceptions. Some
>> people leave, some complain but most never question the priorities set by
>> the official leaders for their mind or time.
>> Cultures are so powerful that those who do not fit leave. Strong culture
>> organizations have high turnover rates for new hires. Witness 3M and
>> Quadgraphics to name two. Culture is not necessarily the legacy of one CEO
>> but the combining of many each in sequence influencing the next.
>> It is not a matter of removing rights of any one person but it simply
>> happens as long as the persons's core values are not attacked. Those that
>> do not fit leave or chose to subject themselves to an inner conflict.
>This is a good description of how some organisations work. But is good
>for the worker's life and for the organisation's life and for the human
>race? Or is it just good for the boss's life?

I did not intend this to be a description of what should be only what is.

>Roy Benford

Eugene Taurman

What you are is determined by the thoughts that dominate your mind.
Paraphrase of Proverbs Ch 23 vs 7 KJV


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