Believe it or not, EWPC is about teaching leadership. As “human beings are a lot more sensitive to their environment than they may seem,” I would like to learn from the bystanders whether EWPC has tipped or not in the Energy Central Network environment.
Does EWPC have a “Bystander Problem”?
By José Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio, Ph.D.
Systemic Consultant: Electricity
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In order to get support for EWPC, I wrote the now best selling Conspiracy Theory Against Mr. X (562 views, until Nov 22nd, 2007). So now I think is time to ask what that means in terms of leadership.
“The Tipping Point: how little things can make a big difference,” by Malcolm Gladwell, carries the story of Kitty Genovese, which I contend is similar to that of EWPC in Energy Central Network environment.
Gladwell tells that “… Kitty was chased by her assailant and attacked three times on the street, over the course of half an hour, as thirty-eight of her neighbors watch from the windows. During that time, however, none of the thirty-eight witnesses called the police.”
Two New York City psychologists, Bibb Latane and John Darley named the above situation the “bystander problem,” explaining that “when people are in a group… responsibility for acting is diffused. They assume that someone else will make the call, or they assume that because no one else is acting, the apparent problem… isn’t really a problem.”
In the case of EWPC, during the past two years Mr. G has attacked without mercy EWPC, and no one else have come with help, even though an inordinate amount of people have seen it.
Gladwell ends the brief story by saying that “human beings are a lot more sensitive to their environment than they may seem.”
This is a good test for EWPC now that it seems to have tipped in www.energyblogs.com with 6 of the 10 “Most Commented” and the top 6 and the 8th place of the 10 “Most Viewed” articles, but no one has firmly committed (Mr. Causey issued a nice comment) his/her support to EWPC.
I would like to learn from the bystander whether EWPC has tipped or not in the Energy Central Network environment. Believe it or not, EWPC is about teaching leadership.