Commitments and Conversations to a Better Life
The Power To Define Reality
I write this essay from my personal experience in a long career as a consultant to people who are working in North American organizations. The organizations have had different social aims — large and small profit-seeking corporations, governmental and not-for profit groups.
I listen to clients tell of their hopes and struggles and I work to help them find their next step; I notice synergies and miscommunications between people and offer suggestions; I seek in a person’s complaints what he or she wants and is committed to do. Upon reflection I ask myself, “Toward what possibilities have my clients and I been moving?” I encourage workers at all levels of an organization to exercise their active, resourceful,
and personally responsible selves. I believe people will more readily find happiness and fulfillment if for themselves they can become clearer – “Who am I?