Peter Senge

By  Gwyn Teatro via gwynteatro.wordpress.com   Article

Leaders and the Learning Organization

Peter Senge is one of my favourite Thought Leaders. … he introduced his book, The Fifth Discipline, twenty something years ago. …

Personal Mastery: … Taking the time to study and understand our reality, and our purpose, serves not only ourselves but also everyone with whom we come in contact. …

Mental Models: … assumptions and biases in our thinking. There is a proverb that says, ‘If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail’. …

Team Learning: … it always seems to come down to how team members communicate with each other; how they manage conflict and; how they examine their successes and more particularly, their failures.

Shared Vision: … To me, a Shared Vision is just that…shared. It may start with one person but if it is going to come alive and guide the company’s activities, it must be embraced and shared by all. …

Systems Thinking: … this is about paying attention to the connections between and among a variety of elements that make up the whole. In organizations, we have this tendency to create silos of operation where people make decisions based only on their own needs. When this happens, others are affected, (often negatively) and that creates unnecessary and unproductive tension within the organization.”

 

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