[permaculture] Two models for implementing change - what do you think?

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Thu Mar 22 16:06:32 EDT 2012

On 3/22/2012 2:52 PM, Carl DuPoldt wrote:

Phase I

> Two models for implementing change:
> http://www.change-management-coach.com/kubler-ross.html
> five stages include
> denial
> anger
> bargaining
> depression
> acceptance

Just a few random thoughts on change:

[from a conversation with a 1961 friend, fellow traveller, explorer
and wildlife conservation activist (had several roads completely blocked 
off to protect the habitat of the copperbelly water snake):

If more people the world over did as we (followers of the permaculture 
and natural farming discipline) do, global civilization would be on an 
upward path with no end in sight.

Remember the statement:
(from John Donne)
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

Therefore, we should:

turn in
turn on naturally
drop out

chill out
cool it

may peace, calm, quietude & tranquillity bring you to a contemplative 
state wherein you may become enlightened

become at one with the silence
the infinitesimally small spot at the center of ever-expanding waves
the sound of one mind, motionless

most of the stuff of the world will slough off around you as you awaken 
into light and sound

Phase II

> http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newPPM_82.htm
> eight stages include
> create urgency
> form a powerful coalition
> create a vision
> communicate the vision
> remove obstacles
> create short-term wins
> build on the change

Excellent! This would make a good beginning for a new permaculture 
designer's manual.

Forget this last step though it may be possible with select honest 
corporations, or pass more regulations (like ones that were removed
to make way for corruption).

> anchor the change in the corporate culture

Stop natural gas drilling and fracking in locations where it should not 
be even remotely considered.

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