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"It may simply not be possible to convince human beings rationally to take a long-term view. People do not focus on the long term because they have to, but because they want to."
May 13, 2012 02:40PM
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Angela is on page 374 of 464
"It is tempting to think that just because one understands certain principles one has "learned" about the discipline. This is the familiar trap of confusing intellectual understanding with learning. Learning always involves new understandings and new behaviors, "thinking" and "doing"."
Jun 03, 2012 03:05PM
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Angela
Angela is on page 340 of 464
"At its heart, the traditional view of leadership is based on assumptions of people's powerlessness, their lack of personal vision and inability to master the forces of change, deficits which can be remedied only by a few great leaders."
May 28, 2012 10:40AM
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Angela
Angela is on page 301 of 464
"Learning organizations practice forgiveness because, as Cray Research's CEO John Rollwagen says, "Making the mistake is punishment enough.""
May 24, 2012 06:14PM
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Angela
Angela is on page 290 of 464
"The illusion of being in control can appear quite real. (...) Power may be concentrated at the top but having the power of unilateral decision making is not the same as being able to achieve one's objectives."
May 23, 2012 06:36PM
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Angela
Angela is on page 281 of 464
"Such leaps of abstraction are particularly dangerous in seemingly "open" organizations, where people discuss their views freely and opinions can gain agreement rapidly, thereby quickly assuming the status of unassailable fact."
May 23, 2012 02:54PM
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Angela
Angela is on page 248 of 464
"two types of consensus: a "focusing down" type of consensus that seeks the common denominator in multiple individual views, and an "opening up" type of consensus that seeks a picture larger than any one person's point of view."
May 16, 2012 02:15PM
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Angela
Angela is on page 242 of 464
Talking about Bohm's ideas on collective thought: "If collective thinking is an ongoing stream, "thoughts" are like leaves floating on the surface that wash up on the banks. We gather in the leaves, which we experience as "thoughts". We misperceive the thoughts as our own, because we fail to see the stream of collective thinking from which they arise."
May 16, 2012 02:13PM
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Angela
Angela is on page 155 of 464
"People don't resist change. They resist being changed."
May 06, 2012 01:07PM
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Angela
Angela is on page 153 of 464
Quoting Somerset Maugham: "Only mediocre people are always at their best."
May 06, 2012 08:28AM
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Angela
Angela is on page 148 of 464
Quoting George Bernard Shaw: "This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one... the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
May 05, 2012 03:43PM
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