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The Beauty of the Beast by Geoffrey Bellman

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Part TwoSearching for the Beauty

What a beauty to behold!” How often do we hear that phrase applied to an organization? To a person, a beach, a film, an automobile, a flower, a symphony, a soccer match, or a sunset maybe, but to an organization? Though each of us appreciates what is beautiful in our lives, we often think of it as something that happens outside of our work. The next three chapters are about discovering the beauty in the organizations around us; helping our senses pick up the shapes, sounds, scents, colors, movement, and tastes that we comb through in search of the beautiful. Those senses don’t automatically shut down when we go to work, but many of us shut them down. When we do not expect to find beauty at work, we are less ...

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