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The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Audio CD by Senge, Peter M. (Used)

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9780553456349
0553456342

Publication Date: 1999-01-05
Publisher: Random House Audio
Audio CD Author: Senge, Peter M.
ISBN-10: 0553456342
ISBN-13: 9780553456349

Product Description Peter Senge's groundbreaking ideas on building organizations have made him a household name amongst corporate managers.  His theories help businesses to clarify their goals, to defy the odds, to more clearly understand threats, and to recognize new opportunities.  He introduces managers to a new source of competitive advantage, and offers a marvelously empowering approach to work. Mastery of Senge's five disciplines enables managers to overcome their obstacles to growth and creates brave new futures for them and their companies.  The five disciplines are drawn from science, spiritual wisdom, psychology, the cutting edge of management thought, and Senge's own work with top corporations that employ his methods.  Listening to I> The Fifth Discipline provides a searching personal experience and a dramatic professional shift of mind. Review "Forget your old, tired ideas about leadership. The  most successful corporation of the 1990s will be  something called a learning organization." --   Fortune Magazine. From the Trade Paperback edition. From the Inside Flap s groundbreaking ideas on building organizations have made him a household name amongst corporate managers.  His theories help businesses to clarify their goals, to defy the odds, to more clearly understand threats, and to recognize new opportunities.  He introduces managers to a new source of competitive advantage, and offers a marvelously empowering approach to work. Mastery of Senge's five disciplines enables managers to overcome their obstacles to growth and creates brave new futures for them and their companies.  The five disciplines are drawn from science, spiritual wisdom, psychology, the cutting edge of management thought, and Senge's own work with top corporations that employ his methods.  Listening to I> The Fifth Discipline provides a searching personal experience and a dramatic professional shift of mind. About the Author Peter M. Senge is Director of the Systems Thinking and Organizational Learning Program at MIT's Sloan School of Management, and a founding partner of Innovation Associates in Framingham, Massachusetts.  He has introduced thousands of managers at major corporations to the disciplines of the learning organization through his seminars. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. 1 Give Me a Lever Long Enough… And Single-Handed I Can Move The World From a very early age, we are taught to break apart problems, to fragment the world. This apparently makes complex tasks and subjects more manageable, but we pay a hidden, enormous price. We can no longer see the consequences of our actions; we lose our intrinsic sense of connection to a larger whole. When we then try to “see the big picture,” we try to reassemble the fragments in our minds, to list and organize all the pieces. But, as physicist David Bohm says, the task is futile–similar to trying to reassemble the fragments of a broken mirror to see a true reflection. Thus, after a while we give up trying to see the whole altogether. The tools and ideas presented in this book are for destroying the illusion that the world is created of separate, unrelated forces. When we give up this illusion–we can then build “learning organizations,” organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together. As the world becomes more interconnected and business becomes more complex and dynamic, work must become more “learningful.” It is no longer sufficient to have one person learning for the organization, a Ford or a Sloan or a Watson or a Gates. It’s just not possible any longer to figure it out from the top, and have everyone else following the orders of the “grand strategist.” The organizations that will truly excel in the future will be the organizatio


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