On Fri, 5 Apr 1996 ThosStew@aol.com wrote:
> Students of diplomacy have long known that: In public, e.g. at the UN, you
> posture. Posturing can be very valuable: it can call reluctant allies
> forward, it can set out policy, mission, vision; it can claim the high
> moral ground. But when nations want to make a deal, want to get work done,
> they go private. To the team. The work group. The project.
I think posturing could be thought of as "positioning". I've found that
it's easy to go overboard with the "positioning". The tricky part is to
get a balance between increased capabilities and positioning. [Basically
positioning and the selection mechanisms I wrote about before do a similar
job even though they are really very different.]
> For students of learning organizations, there's a pretty obvious pony in
I'm not sure I know what you mean.
Andrew Moreno <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Learning-org -- An Internet Dialog on Learning Organizations For info: <email@example.com> -or- <http://world.std.com/~lo/>