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The Enlightened Organization by Catherine Berney

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Introduction

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is. Infinite. WILLIAM BLAKE

Wilful blindness is a legal term that refers to the responsibility that a person is deemed to have for things that they might not have known but should have. It was invoked by the judge when convicting Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling in 2006 for their part in the demise of the large US corporation, Enron.

In practice, we are all quite often blind to what is going on within our organizations; especially now, as events seem to be speeding up and complexity and change are becoming the norm. This book lifts a veil so that more of what we choose – at some unconscious level – not to see, can be revealed to us. We can then begin to understand ...

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