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The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization

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Completely Updated and Revised

This revised edition of Peter Senges bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the books ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organizations ability to learn faster than the competition. The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into peoples ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices.

In The Fifth Discipline, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations—ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create results they truly desire.

The updated and revised Currency edition of this business classic contains over one hundred pages of new material based on interviews with dozens of practitioners at companies like BP, Unilever, Intel, Ford, HP, Saudi Aramco, and organizations like Roca, Oxfam, and The World Bank. It features a new Foreword about the success Peter Senge has achieved with learning organizations since the books inception, as well as new chapters on Impetus (getting started), Strategies, Leaders New Work, Systems Citizens, and Frontiers for the Future.

Mastering the disciplines Senge outlines in the book will:

• Reignite the spark of genuine learning driven by people focused on what truly matters to them

• Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity

• Free you of confining assumptions and mindsets

• Teach you to see the forest and the trees

• End the struggle between work and personal time

Synopsis:

An MIT Professor's pathbreaking book on building "learning organizations" — corporations that overcome inherent obstacles to learning and develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face them and to recognize new opportunities. Not only is the learning organization a new source of competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously empowering approach to work, one which promises that, as Archimedes put it, "with a lever long enough... single-handed I can move the world."

Synopsis:

The Harvard Business Review praised THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE as one of the seminal business books of the twentieth century, and Fortune magazine called Peter Senge's concept of organizations that concentrate on eliminating embedded learning disabilities the organization form of the 90s. In the post-Enron world, the idea of building a healthy and vibrant corporate culture is more relevant than ever. With more than one hundred pages of new material, THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE provides an essential blueprint for corporations in the twenty-first century.

Drawing on science, spiritual wisdom, psychology, and the cutting edge of management thought, Senge presents the theories and practices that have helped companies like Intel, Nike, Procter & Gamble, and Coopers and Lybrand achieve desired goals by nurturing patterns of thinking within their organizations and creating a workplace where people are continually learning together. In a clear, engaging style, THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE explains how to:

-Reignite the spark of genuine learning, driven by people who focus on what truly matters to them

-Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity

-Free individuals from confining assumptions and mindsets

-Learn to see both the forest and the trees for better decision making

The only sustainable source of competitive advantage is an organization's ability to learn faster than its competitors. THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE shows the way. Reading it is an eye-opening experience on every level, both personally and professionally.

Synopsis:

An MIT Professor's pathbreaking book on building  "learning organizations" — corporations that  overcome inherent obstacles to learning and  develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face  them and to recognize new opportunities. Not only  is the learning organization a new source of  competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously  empowering approach to work, one which promises that,  as Archimedes put it, "with a lever long  enough... single-handed I can move the world."

About the Author

PETER M. SENGE is the founding chairperson of the Society for Organizational Learning and a senior lecturer at MIT. He is the co-author of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, The Dance of Change, and Schools That Learn (part of the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook series) and has lectured extensively throughout the world. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385517256
Author:
Senge, Peter M.
Publisher:
Broadway Business
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Teams in the workplace
Subject:
Organizational effectiveness
Subject:
Business Communication - General
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Business Communication
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6.31 x 1 in 1.4294 lb

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"Synopsis" by , An MIT Professor's pathbreaking book on building "learning organizations" — corporations that overcome inherent obstacles to learning and develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face them and to recognize new opportunities. Not only is the learning organization a new source of competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously empowering approach to work, one which promises that, as Archimedes put it, "with a lever long enough... single-handed I can move the world."
"Synopsis" by , The Harvard Business Review praised THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE as one of the seminal business books of the twentieth century, and Fortune magazine called Peter Senge's concept of organizations that concentrate on eliminating embedded learning disabilities the organization form of the 90s. In the post-Enron world, the idea of building a healthy and vibrant corporate culture is more relevant than ever. With more than one hundred pages of new material, THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE provides an essential blueprint for corporations in the twenty-first century.

Drawing on science, spiritual wisdom, psychology, and the cutting edge of management thought, Senge presents the theories and practices that have helped companies like Intel, Nike, Procter & Gamble, and Coopers and Lybrand achieve desired goals by nurturing patterns of thinking within their organizations and creating a workplace where people are continually learning together. In a clear, engaging style, THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE explains how to:

-Reignite the spark of genuine learning, driven by people who focus on what truly matters to them

-Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity

-Free individuals from confining assumptions and mindsets

-Learn to see both the forest and the trees for better decision making

The only sustainable source of competitive advantage is an organization's ability to learn faster than its competitors. THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE shows the way. Reading it is an eye-opening experience on every level, both personally and professionally.

"Synopsis" by , An MIT Professor's pathbreaking book on building  "learning organizations" — corporations that  overcome inherent obstacles to learning and  develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face  them and to recognize new opportunities. Not only  is the learning organization a new source of  competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously  empowering approach to work, one which promises that,  as Archimedes put it, "with a lever long  enough... single-handed I can move the world."
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