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The Power of Spirit by Harrison Owen

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chapter 6Organization Development in Four Acts

AFTER VISION—WHAT? Presumably we get back to work, and once more the New Standard Business Curve begins to rise. New structure, new products and profits, all carried aloft on the wings of a renewed Spirit. True.79

But there are also occurrences along the way to the future which are not described by that famous curve. Maybe it’s just analogy or metaphor, but it seems to me that what we now know about the process of birthing suggests some useful insights regarding what happens to our organizations. The work in question was done largely by Stanislav Grof 1 as reported in his book, Beyond the Brain. Drawing upon physiological and psychoanalytical evidence, Grof relates what people have described as ...

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