The Fifth Discipline

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

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MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES IN PRINT - "One of the seminal management books of the past seventy-five years."--Harvard Business Review

This revised edition of the bestselling classic is based on fifteen years of experience in putting Peter Senge'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 demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas of the Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published, have become deeply integrated into people's ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices.

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

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 macrocreativity
- Free you of confining assumptions and mindsets
- Teach you to see the forest and the trees
- End the struggle between work and personal time

This updated edition contains more than one hundred pages of new material based on interviews with dozens of practitioners at companies such as BP, Unilever, Intel, Ford, HP, and Saudi Aramco and organizations such as Roca, Oxfam, and The World Bank.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 157 x 229 x 24mm | 539g
  • Image Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385517254
  • 9780385517256
  • 16,885

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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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Completely Updated and Revised
This revised edition of Peter Senge's bestselling classic, "The...
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"Forget your old, tired ideas about leadership. The most successful corporation . . . will be something called a learning organization."--Fortune
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About Peter M. Senge

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.
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