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Re: Theos-World Three Reasons to prefer Algeo over Burnier

May 01, 2008 06:30 PM
by Cass Silva

Why couldn't there be joint leadership?

Eldon B Tucker <> wrote:
          The elections do bring up one important point. Apart from the politics
involved, the two candidates would bring differences to how the T.S.
would be run. We might consider what those differences are. What would
be best for the future of the organization? 

The question would be less important if members were more active in
doing what they thought was best, rather than simply letting those in
charge take all the initiative. If most members were highly active
doing what they thought was best, the preferences of the leadership
would be moot. It's only because people tend to be more passive in
nature and let others call the shots that the election seems so important.

So what is really important here? Is it that we should pick the right
leader of the society or is it that we should already be too busy
doing good things for the election to matter much either way?


--- In, kolad beth <bkolad@...> wrote:
> Hi Folks, Actually I'm finding all this talk about elections as
rather, well, nauseating. John may be acting with best intentions, but
one would never know it by the comments here. seems to me that those
who don't do the work of actually keeping an organization running,
sure don't mind sitting back and criticizing!
> B.
> ________________________________
> > To:
> > From: schuller@...
> > Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 20:39:43 -0400
> > Subject: Re: Theos-World Three Reasons to prefer Algeo over Burnier
> > 
> > 
> > Dear MKR,
> > 
> > Just for the record and to dispel some of your hunches.
> > 
> > Chris doesn't live or work at Olcott. He is in his last months of
being on
> > the TSA Board, having served the maximum 2 terms. I'm sure he'll
be back.
> > 
> > I encouraged him to start this new blog after the relative succes
of his
> > first one "Theosphist: Blogs from the Path" at
> > Parameters are still being
worked out.
> > 
> > The underlying motivation comes from a certain exposure to modern
> > organizational theory and practice and the realization that the TS
> > potentialy benefit from studying and applying the new ideas and
> > that have been developed.
> > 
> > It is a great experiment to facilitate FTS to participate in a
reflection on
> > the TS's own institutional structure, which means its
policy-making process,
> > its organizational culture, its governance model and concrete policy
> > proposals.
> > 
> > He is therefore taking a certain risk and should be recommended
for that and
> > his actions should not be interpreted with a priori suspicions as
you do.
> > Time and experience will tell, not projections based on past
experiences and
> > frustration.
> > 
> > Govert
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "MKR" 
> __________________________________________________________
> Spell a grand slam in this game where word skill meets World Series.
Get in the game.


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