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Action Inquiry by William R. Torbert

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TWELVEThe Fresh Action Awareness of Alchemists

One day while we were still consulting to Sun Health Care, the organization described in Chapters 10 and 11, Sun’s manager of employee development was describing his unusual contract with Sun. He had recently recontracted with the company, with the quick approval of his vice president and the CEO, to work one day a week as a consultant outside the health care industry. He felt that he needed a practical strategy like this to help him maintain his perspective on his work. Then he said, as a kind of logical conclusion, “You know, you need to keep your self fresh and your ideas fresh.”

It sounds like an attractive idea, doesn’t it? Especially to those of us who feel as though we are run a bit ragged ...

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