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[Xmca-l] Re: Crises and stages/ages

I have many times experienced a fellow worker with no special talent, once elected as a shop steward, in a short space of time, become a competent leader. Equally, I have seen many newly appointed managers make exceptions to Peter's Principle and suddenly respond to the new way they are treated by their once-fellow workers, and take on a professional leadership role. Often, the reverse happens, but we all see these as some kind of failure of development, a mismatch.
I don't see the problem, Huw. :)

*Andy Blunden*

Huw Lloyd wrote:
Sure, but those transitions, in themselves, do not necessarily implicate a
change in the structuring of consciousness, cognition or manner of
activity.  That's particularly so of changes in the roles and
responsibilities of adults.  Once one is sufficiently adapted to one's
environment, it takes deliberate intention to change one's mode of
conduct.  Hence Simon's referencing the capacity for adaptation.


On 20 March 2015 at 12:22, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

Sticking to child development for the moment .... a child is born
physically, biologically, emotionally, psychologically, intellectually and
socially dependent on their family (or whomever).
In something like 90% of cases, by the time they're in their 20s, they are
working, voting, householders in their own right. No matter how many people
never get a job, raise a family or learn to tell the difference between  a
used car salesman and a statesman, this process is normal, the passage
through a series of culturally defined social positions in which the given
individual more or less adequately fulfils the social expectations.

*Andy Blunden*