Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 26, 2011, 3:57 p.m. EST by Insight
from Cedar, MI
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Conventional wisdom wants quick solutions, single leaders, and silver bullets but that's not the way irrevocable positive change happens - A horizontal organization is not leaderless. Rather it is "leaderfull". As each step, each critical issue is encountered, persons with relevant passions, skills, experience and wisdom step forward, providing all with the best guidance available. This "power with" paradigm is significantly more powerful and effective than dependence a single leader. In sports the superiority of members with relevant skills and experience stepping forward at the right time is acknowledged as the ultimate in teaming. The hijacking of hierarchical organizations by one or few who impose their own interests or agendas on everyone "below" is at the heart of many of the injustices the OWS movement is identifying. Adopting and applying "power with" connectivity, collaboration, convergence, concurrence and cooperation makes the many not only numerically superior but superior in agility and effectiveness as well. It has taken those who have rigged current organizations and institutions quite some time to arrange things in their favor. They dominate outcomes inside certain boxes. They, however, are not well suited to deal with options outside the systems they have tilted. We are free to deploy everything else with many hands and minds. Think limited challenged by limitless. Today the technology of communication allows diverse and geographically dispersed persons to team for mutually desired outcomes as never before. Two simple processes will enable success: One involves identifying each piece of the current system than isn't working, isn't sustainable, isn't just. When "what we don't want" is broadly acknowledged and understood, minds are well positioned to identify what we "do want" instead. Appreciating the many "do wants" then positions the mind best to develop a "desired outcome state" that achieves them. A well subscribed desired outcome brings up the most effective (80-20 rule) resources to make the transformation from the "don't want state" to the "desired outcome state". Complimentary actions will "just happen" from many places to shape needed solutions. The second process occurs simultaneously with the first. To become committed to take personal action, each must advance up the curve, becoming 1) aware of and 2) understanding what needs attention and why, so that 3) the commitment to take 4) right actions will be there when the desired outcome emerges. We are at the beginning - awareness - assembling clear messages that will produce a "knowing" to replace the illusions those that want illegitimate power and privilege (over) have been selling. A few hundred million people clarifying "what is" ought to be able to set straight what 20 or 30 think tanks funded by a few Rogue Predatory Billionaires, and a few transparent politicians have spun up, to start the process of lighting the darkness and righting the ship.