Re: Intro -- Tim J. Sullivan LO133

C. B. Willis (
Wed, 15 Feb 1995 22:31:54 -0800 (PST)

Repling to LO127

Michael McMaster wrote:
> "Commitment" or its lack seems to explain everything. "If only top
> management was committed, then it would all work out." And if it doesn't
> work out, then "Top management must have lacked commitment."
> What is this phenomenon, commitment?

Commitment isn't mental, a mental decision. It's often approached as
mental, a mental decision, but i submit that's the illusion of commitment,
and often falls apart, giving the "committer" a loss and everyone else a
betrayal. Commitment is energetic, it has to do with being, the substance
underlying a situation, who we are, what we're about, energy levels. As
such it's deeper than common dialogue, although dialogue can address it,
can touch on it. Commitment seems "magical" and elusive because it deals
with the energetic dimensions we don't commonly talk about.

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