The Fifth Discipline

Completely Updated and Revised This revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice.

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ISBN: 9788829508051

Category: Organizational effectiveness

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Completely Updated and Revised This revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s 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 people’s 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 book’s 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

Rethinking the Fifth Discipline

Professor Flood's book explains and critiques the ideas in straight forward terms. This book makes significant and fundamental improvements to the core discipline - systemic thinking.

Author: Robert Louis Flood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134667132

Category: Business & Economics

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'Fifth Discipline' is one of the very few approaches to management that has attained position on the International Hall of Fame. Professor Flood's book explains and critiques the ideas in straight forward terms. This book makes significant and fundamental improvements to the core discipline - systemic thinking. It establishes crucial developments in systemic thinking in the context of the learning organisation, including creativity and organisational transformation. It is therefore a very important text for strategic planners, organisational change agents and consultants. The main features of the book include: * a review and critique of 'Fifth Discipline' and systemic thinking * an introduction to the gurus of systemic thinking - Senge, Bertalanffy, Beer, Ackoff, Checkland, and Churchman *a redefinition of management through systemic thinking *a guide to choosing, implementing and evaluating improvement strategies *Practical illustrations. Robert Flood is a renowned and authoritative expert in the field of management. He has implemented systemic management in a wide range of organisations in many continents and lectured by invitation in 25 countries, including Japan and the USA. Professor Flood has featured on many radio and TV programs. His book Beyond TQM was nominated for the 'IMC Management Book of the Year 1993'.

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook

Senge's best-selling The Fifth Discipline led Business Week to dub him the "new guru" of the corporate world; here he offers executives a step-by-step guide to building "learning organizations" of their own.

Author: Peter M. Senge

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0804153167

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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Senge's best-selling The Fifth Discipline led Business Week to dub him the "new guru" of the corporate world; here he offers executives a step-by-step guide to building "learning organizations" of their own.

The Fifth Discipline The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

Shared vision, teamwork and leverage are the main themes of this book.

Author: Peter M Senge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407060007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Leading management guru Peter M Senge defines the five business 'disciplines' which together help to build learning organizations. These companies will be the successful ones in the coming decade because of their ability to learn, to absorb new ideas, theories and practices at all employee levels and use them to competive adventage. Shared vision, teamwork and leverage are the main themes of this book.

The Fifth Discipline

In The Fifth Discipline, he draws the blueprints for an organisation where people ex

Author: Peter M. Senge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1905211201

Category: Business excellence

Page: 445

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Peter Senge, founder and director of the Society for Organisational Learning and senior lecturer at MIT, has found the means of creating a 'learning organisation'. In The Fifth Discipline, he draws the blueprints for an organisation where people expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nutured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are contually learning together. The Fifth Discipline fuses these features together into a coherent body of theory and practice, making the whole of an organisation more effective than the sum of its parts. Mastering the disciplines will: *Reignite the spark of learning, driven by people focused on what truly matters to them. *Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity. *Free you from confining assumptions and mind-sets. *Teach you to see the forest and the trees. *End the struggle between work and family time. The Fifth Discipline is a remarkable book that draws on science, spiritual values, psychology, the cutting edge of management thought and Senge's work with leading companies which employ Fifth Discipline methods. Reading it provides a searching personal experience and a dramatic professional shift of mind. This edition contains more than 100 pages of new material about how companies are actually using and benefiting from Fifth Discipline practices, as well as a new foreword from Peter Senge about his work with the Fifth Discipline over the last 15 years.


Schools That Learn Updated and Revised

Drawing on observations and advice from more than 70 writers and experts on schools and education, this book features: -Methods for implementing organizational learning and explanations of why they work -Compelling stories and anecdotes ...

Author: Peter M. Senge

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0385521863

Category: Education

Page: 608

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"A rich, much-needed remedy for the standardized institutions that comprise too much of our school system today… ideal for teachers and parents intent on resurrecting and fostering students' inherent drive to learn…An essential resource." -Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND “Schools that Learn is a magnificent, grand book that pays equal attention to the small and the big picture - and what's more integrates them. There is no book on education change that comes close to Senge et al's sweeping and detailed treatment. Classroom, school, community, systems, citizenry---it's all there. The core message is stirring: what if we viewed schools as a means of shifting society for the better!" -Michael Fullan, author of Change Leader and Learning Places A new edition of the groundbreaking book that brings organizational learning and systems thinking into classrooms and schools, showing how to keep our nation’s educational system competitive in today’s world. Revised and updated - with more than 100 pages of new material – for the first time since its initial publication in 2000 comes a new edition of the seminal work acclaimed as one of the best books ever written about education and schools. A unique collaboration between the celebrated management thinker and Fifth Discipline author Peter Senge and a team of renowned educators and organizational change leaders, Schools that Learn describes how schools can adapt, grow, and change in the face of the demands and challenges of our society, and provides tools, techniques and references for bringing those aspirations to life. The new revised and updated edition offers practical advice for overcoming the many challenges that face our communities and educational systems today. It shows teachers, administrators, students, parents and community members how to successfully use principles of organizational learning, including systems thinking and shared vision, to address the challenges that face our nation's schools. In a fast-changing world where school populations are increasingly diverse, children live in ever-more-complex social and media environments, standardized tests are applied as overly simplistic "quick fixes," and advances in science and technology continue to accelerate, the pressures on our educational system are inescapable. Schools That Learn offers a much-needed way to open dialogue about these problems – and provides pragmatic opportunities to transform school systems into learning organizations. Drawing on observations and advice from more than 70 writers and experts on schools and education, this book features: -Methods for implementing organizational learning and explanations of why they work -Compelling stories and anecdotes from the “field” - classrooms, schools, and communities -Charts, tables and diagrams to illustrate systems thinking and other practices -Guiding principles for how to apply innovative practices in all types of school systems -Individual exercises useful for both teachers and students -Team exercises to foster communication within the classroom, school, or community group -New essays on topics like educating for sustainability, systems thinking in the classroom, and “the great game of high school.” -New recommendations for related books, articles, videotapes and web sites -And more Schools That Learn is the essential guide for anyone who cares about the future of education and keeping our nation’s schools competitive in our fast-changing world.

Summary The Fifth Discipline

FIFTH. DISCIPLINE. BY. PETER. SENGE. BOOK ABSTRACT MAIN IDEA
Organizations which embed collective learning practices as a core competency
are well positioned to prosper in the future - because they will be able to develop
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Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511020092

Category: Business & Economics

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The must-read summary of Peter Senge's book: "The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization". This complete summary of the ideas from Peter Senge's book "The Fifth Discipline" shows how important it is to learn faster than the competition. In his book, the author explains how you can get rid of obstacles that stop your company from learning and create a learning organisation. By mastering the principles detailed by Serge, you will stay ahead of the competition and boost motivation. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key principles • Expand your business knowledge To learn more, read "The Fifth Discipline" and discover how you can become a learning organisation and stay ahead of competitors.

The Necessary Revolution

The Necessary Revolution is a book about the end of The Industrial Age Bubble the take, make, waste way of thinking that has dominated the developed world for the past 200 years.

Author: Bryan Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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The Necessary Revolution is a book about the end of The Industrial Age Bubble the take, make, waste way of thinking that has dominated the developed world for the past 200 years. It is also a book about a new era emerging in which companies are beginning to recognise the larger systems in which they operate (environmental, social, and economic) and integrate these into their core strategies. Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. A world in which environmentally sound products and processes would be more cost effective than wasteful ones. A world in which corporations like BP, Nike, Coca-Cola, and countless others are forming partnerships with environmental and social justice NGOs to ensure better stewardship of the earth and better livelihoods in the developing world. Now, stop imagining that world is already emerging. We must act together now.

Schools That Learn

A new edition - revised and updated with over 100 pages of new material - of the groundbreaking book that brings the principles of organizational learning to today s schools and classrooms.

Author: Art Kleiner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 185788941X

Category: Education

Page: 608

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A new edition - revised and updated with over 100 pages of new material - of the groundbreaking book that brings the principles of organizational learning to today s schools and classrooms.

The Dance of Change

This book identifies universal challenges that organizations ultimately find themselves confronting, including the challenge of "Fear and Anxiety"; the need to diffuse learning across organizational boundaries; the ways in which assumptions ...

Author: Peter M. Senge

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0804153175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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Since Peter Senge published his groundbreaking book The Fifth Discipline, he and his associates have frequently been asked by the business community: "How do we go beyond the first steps of corporate change? How do we sustain momentum?" They know that companies and organizations cannot thrive today without learning to adapt their attitudes and practices. But companies that establish change initiatives discover, after initial success, that even the most promising efforts to transform or revitalize organizations—despite interest, resources, and compelling business results—can fail to sustain themselves over time. That's because organizations have complex, well-developed immune systems, aimed at preserving the status quo. Now, drawing upon new theories about leadership and the long-term success of change initiatives, and based upon twenty-five years of experience building learning organizations, the authors of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook show how to accelerate success and avoid the obstacles that can stall momentum. The Dance of Change, written for managers and executives at every level of an organization, reveals how business leaders can work together to anticipate the challenges that profound change will ultimately force the organization to face. Then, in a down-to-earth and compellingly clear format, readers will learn how to build the personal and organizational capabilities needed to meet those challenges. These challenges are not imposed from the outside; they are the product of assumptions and practices that people take for granted—an inherent, natural part of the processes of change. And they can stop innovation cold, unless managers at all levels learn to anticipate them and recognize the hidden rewards in each challenge, and the potential to spur further growth. Within the frequently encountered challenge of "Not Enough Time," for example—the lack of control over time available for innovation and learning initiatives—lies a valuable opportunity to reframe the way people organize their workplaces. This book identifies universal challenges that organizations ultimately find themselves confronting, including the challenge of "Fear and Anxiety"; the need to diffuse learning across organizational boundaries; the ways in which assumptions built in to corporate measurement systems can handcuff learning initiatives; and the almost unavoidable misunderstandings between "true believers" and nonbelievers in a company. Filled with individual and team exercises, in-depth accounts of sustaining learning initiatives by managers and leaders in the field, and well-tested practical advice, The Dance of Change provides an insider's perspective on implementing learning and change initiatives at such corporations as British Petroleum, Chrysler, Dupont, Ford, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi Electric, Royal DutchShell, Shell Oil Company, Toyota, the United States Army, and Xerox. It offers crucial advice for line-level managers, executive leaders, internal networkers, educators, and others who are struggling to put change initiatives into practice.

The Systems Thinking Playbook

DVD contains videos illustrating good practice in introducing and running 30 games.

Author: Linda Booth Sweeney

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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"More and more educators and businesspeople espouse system thinking today---this short workbook helps you do it! From two of the most gifted systems educators, this is a great tool for discovering the systems thinker in us all."---Peter M. Senge, Senior Lecturer for MIT, founder of the Society for Organizational Learning, author of the Fifth Discipline --

Presence

Presence: Exploring Profound Change in People, Organisations and Society gives the reader an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning.

Author: Betty Sue Flowers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Presence: Exploring Profound Change in People, Organisations and Society gives the reader an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski and Flowers explore their own experiences and those of one hundred and fifty scientists and social and business entrepreneurs in an effort to explain how profound collective change occurs. Their journey of discovery articulates a new way of seeing the world, and of understanding our part in creating it - as it is and as it might be. Radical and hopeful - Presence synthesises leading-edge thinking, first-hand knowledge and ancient wisdom to explore the living fields that connect us to one another, to life more broadly, and, potentially, to what is 'seeking to emerge'. Seven capacities underlie out ability to see, sense, and realise new possibilities. Developing these capacities accesses a deeper level of learning that is the key to creating change that serves the whole - ourselves, our organisations, and the communities of which we are a part.

Learning for Sustainability

Featuring the work of a number of members of the SoL Sustainability Consortium, this new SoL resource was written as a vehicle for sparking conversation and encouraging dialogue about how to develop the confidence and capabilities to create ...

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ISBN: 9780974239026

Category: Industries

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Featuring the work of a number of members of the SoL Sustainability Consortium, this new SoL resource was written as a vehicle for sparking conversation and encouraging dialogue about how to develop the confidence and capabilities to create a world we will be proud to leave our grandchildren. The collection of twelve articles and exercises is based on the Fifth Discipline fieldbook format, and is intended for leaders at levels, engaged in all types of enterprises, local and global. -- from https://solonline.site-ym.com (Sep. 19, 2011).

Journey to the Fifth

In Journey to the Fifth, the sequel to the bestselling book, Mailbox Money by Joe Ferrer, the Salesman is having to make a tough decision that could change the trajectory of his life.

Author: Joe Ferrer

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ISBN: 9781733486422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

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In Journey to the Fifth, the sequel to the bestselling book, Mailbox Money by Joe Ferrer, the Salesman is having to make a tough decision that could change the trajectory of his life. Choices define our lives, and how we choose can impact us and many others. Will the Salesman make the same decisions you would? Find out in Journey to the Fifth.

Outlearning the Wolves

Outlearning the Wolves 3rd Edition: Surviving and Thriving in a Learning Organization Robert Fritz calls this fable a true classic that demonstrates how "a good story can be one of the best sources of profound change.

Author: David Hutchens

Publisher: Leverage Networks, Inc

ISBN: 1883823501

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 64

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Outlearning the Wolves 3rd Edition: Surviving and Thriving in a Learning Organization Robert Fritz calls this fable a true classic that demonstrates how "a good story can be one of the best sources of profound change." Now available in 11 languages; the book continues to find new audiences and win the hearts of those who embrace its lessons. Yet; it’s fair to say that the central message of this deceptively simple tale is almost as radical today as it was when Pegasus first published it 10 years ago. As Fritz observes; it is still the rare organization that appreciates the insight that the sheep in the story discover: Individual learning; good as it is; does not necessarily translate into organizational learning. The learning must become collective." That’s why this book continues to be such an important resource for innovators determined to confront the wolves of complacency in their organizations by stimulating people’s natural desire to creatively improve their results together.

Working Fathers

12 . Barnett found that Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers , She Works / He Works
( San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco , 1996 ) , p . 7 . As Senge puts it , Peter M .
Senge , The Fifth Discipline : The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization ...

Author: James Levine

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

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Category: Psychology

Page: 274

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Argues that good relationships at home actually enhance productivity on the job and offers strategies for making the workplace father friendly

APICS the Performance Advantage

Peter Senge BY KARL KAPP , ED.D. , CFPIM , CIRM Manufacturing
organizations need to focus on their only sustainable competitive advantage the
ability to learn faster than their competitors . In “ The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook , ”
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Systems Thinking for Curious Managers

This book presents 40 more of Russ Ackoff's famously witty and incisive f-Laws (or flaws) of business - following on from his 2007 collection "Management f-Laws".

Author: Russell Lincoln Ackoff

Publisher: Triarchy Press Limited

ISBN: 9780956263155

Category: Corporate culture

Page: 84

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Introduces the world of Systems Thinking and its 'Dean', Russell Ackoff, to curious and enquiring managers, teachers, business people, and those who work in an organisation. This book presents 40 more of Russ Ackoff's famously witty and incisive f-Laws (or flaws) of business - following on from his 2007 collection "Management f-Laws".

Business Ethics

SM Quantity THE CAUDANTES FIFTH DISCIPLINE The Art & Rectief The Le
LIVING WITHOUT Living Without a Goal : Finding the Freedom to Live a Creative
and Innovative Life . By James Ogilvy . Consultant , philosopher , and former Yale
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