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No. However they need to be experienced at least once to understand and believe what they can achieve. LS are as subtle and simple as they are powerful. They are counterintuitive in a culture dominated by the logic of top-down organizing and control.

Fortunately a practical understanding of most individual LS methods can be developed in less than one hour each, enough to go out and try them with little risk. LS users act their way into new thinking rather than thinking their way into new acting.  More practice generates more confidence and capability.

Last updated on May 31, 2012 by Keith McCandless