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William Cerf
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What brings you to Follett?
I am a Ph.D. student at Union Institute & University - pursuing work in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Ethical and Creative Leadership. My professor has assigned Creative Experience as a reading for the upcoming semester. It is exciting!

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At 10:07am on October 8, 2012, Lecia Grossman said…

Oh, it's quite easy and might be fun! :) The interactive performance I am doing is based on a memorial service in tribute of MPF. I am looking for three people interested in MPF to do a little "tribute" to her based on particular readings I have chosen. (I was thinking you'd be interested in Circular Response since that is from Creative Experience which I believe you are reading for your PhD?)

Here is the information:

I'm looking for 2-3 people to write or videotape a 2 minute tribute. I'm looking for the following (excerpt from my submission for the Normandy Conversation):

I will provide them the selected readings below two weeks in advance and they will personalize the information to their own lives and understanding and write a tribute to Follett. I will ask each person to address any or all of the following in their tribute 1) What concept are you highlighting? What does this concept mean for you in your life? 2) How do you think it has/can make organizations or society better if fully realized? 3) What is possible if this philosophy was fully lived out that you’d like to thank Follett for? Each individual will have 2-3 minutes to say their tribute and/or engage the audience. I will work with each of the individuals to ensure flow between topics and to maximize the learning and experience of these concepts. If there are no volunteers, I will write tributes and ask for volunteers to read.

(Circular Response)

1.     P. 59-65, from The Creative Experience

2.     P.81 in MPF, Prophet of Management as excerpt from Dynamic Administration, The Collective Writings of Mary Parker Follett (gives tennis example)

(Law of Situation/Power-with vs. Power-over)

1.     P. 158-159, Mary Parker Follett, The Prophet of Management, Graham.

2.     P. 103-109, MPF, Prophet of Management, Graham, as excerpt from Dynamic Administration.

. (Leadership)

1.     Chapter six in The Prophet of Management, “The Essentials of Leadership”, reprinted from L. Urwick, ed. Freedom & Co-ordination: Lectures in Business Organisation by Mary Parker Follett (London: Management Publications Trust, Ltd., 1949), pp. 47-60.

Let me know if you are interested or have any questions. You can email me at if you'd like. Thanks! Lecia

At 9:19am on February 2, 2024, Ronald Morris said…

Good day,
I picked interest in you after going through your short profile and demanding it is necessary for me to write to you immediately. I have something very important to discuss with you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( for full details.
Best regards,
Ronald Morris.

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