David Gurteen's comments: Several people have misinterpreted this statement. Jo is saying that these human "failings" get in the way of being impactful not that they are necessary to achieve things! She passed the statement to me on a piece of paper while we were sitting in a conference listening to an articulate "suit" with a deck of "corporate slides" fend off questions from the audience.
Quotations are extremely effective at capturing and concisely communicating thoughts and ideas. They can be inspirational but more importantly quotations can help us reveal and assess the assumptions, values and beliefs that underlie the ways in which we perceive the world.
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What I've come to understand and appreciate is that expressing feelings to trusting people is both a public act and a responsibility. It is cleansing, healing and critical to our own growth and to those around us, including our families and communities.
KM initiatives should be designed to disrupt current established: belief systems; unexamined assumptions; hypocrisies and entrenched thinking in order to create deep change in people/organizational systems.
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