In a message dated 95-10-13 20:35:02 EDT, Rick Karash wrote:
>And, on the other hand, when Charlie Kiefer and Peter Senge began working
>in this LO area, they invented a word for the personal transformation that
>seems essential for being in a learning organization. "Metanoia." Seemed
>like a good idea, but it didn't stick.
I think that "metanoia" was not invented by Kiefer and Senge, but instead
is the Greek word translated in the New Testament as "repentance ( =
change of mind after reflection)." I am a little rusty on my Greek, but I
believe it is derived from a root that meant "turn the wagon around." It
seems to fit just fine as a word for personal transformation -- at least
in certain belief systems -- but its prior use may be a reason it didn't
stick in the LO area.
-- Byrd M. Ball Atlanta, GA BandABall@aol.com