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N 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 R. Rarely would I use this term to describe anything but the good book itself but here goes this book is the bible for any leadermanagerOr maybe a better description would be the canon since it is a definitive work but one as by the theme of the book suggests that can and should be improved uponThe book is both frustrating and refreshing for the same reason it doesn t try and present it s ideas in an easily replicable framework Though an outlined framework or step by step processvenn diagram would make the reader feel at ease the author continually states that stuffing these ideas into an ubiuitous framework is next to impossible There is no panacea diagram that can be turned into a power point slide when building a learning organizationThus with the above point in mind this book uickly undermines most other strategy bookspapers and points out missed themes in other books like Good to Great Good to Great The point being that the underlying long term source of success in an organization is not its present strategy but its people and culture Only the uality of its people and a culture of openness allow an organization to continually adapt learn and grow James C Collins James C Collins touched on this idea in G2G when he discussed getting the right people on the bus but he made the fatal consulting mistake of seeing the overall results as static and linear rather than dynamic and self reinforcingHowever there are five main points that can summarize Senge s Peter M Senge reuirements for a learning organization1 Systems thinking2 Self awarenessemotional intelligence3 Vision4 Clear Communication5 Bottom up solutionsThese reuirements are reuirements for the organizations leaders but should be encouraged throughout the organization as wellUnfortunately for most organizations and people Senge s ideas are easy in theory but hard in practice I believe they are difficult to implement because once an organization hits a certain critical mass the needs of the individual start to diverge from the needs of the organization and at certain organizational sizes a horizontal and efficient structure always seems to teeter on the brink of pure chaosFor now organizational design is an art and a science and needs constant innovation and books like this one to help keep driving it forward until we can unlock the true secrets

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The Fifth Discipline

Oca 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. Though this is NOT an easy read it IS a must read for everyone in a leadership position and that really does include teacher leaders I think I started it four or five times before I was able to finish it I would pick it up read a few chapters and then drop out I d pick it up again start over and then drop out again It was Wyllis Terry who finally said don t start it over just keep reading from where you left off which allowed me to finally finish it I m glad I did It is such a basic leadership book and really helps with looking at the whole system and not just the piece that you are working withI heard Senge a couple of times speak to systems thinking The first time was at a National Staff Development Conference in Boston He had many of the 1000 educators there in tears about their own influence on the environment before he was done very moving The second time was at the Upper Valley Educators Institute under the direction of Rob Fried Senge used the earth as the ultimate example of a system Very effective and influential This book truly is worth getting through Don t give up keep reading

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Completely Updated and RevisedThis 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 The Fifth Kindle in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline many of which seemed radical when first published in have become deeply integrated into people’s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices I. This book is of biblical importance to any systems thinker and or a life long learner specifically in a organizational context as opposed to a lone ranger situationThe book traces the endemic learning disabilities that plague most organizations expounds on the fundamental laws of the fifth discipline and describes typical system archetypes that constitute dysfunctional patterns which impede performanceUpon that foundation it goes to describe each of the five disciplines personal mastery mental models shared vision team learning and systems thinking Beyond just the core concepts of each discipline there is an emergent synergism that weaves all five disciplines into an inter connected whole This edition goes on to provide a practitioner s handbook for implementation the impetus for change strategies for learning organizations the new role of leadership and the recipe for systems citizenship The appendices are very useful as they contain a full list of variants of the system archetypes and a short snapshot of the U process which is dealt with in greater detail in his next book Presence


10 thoughts on “The Fifth Discipline

  1. says:

    The Fifth Discipline The Art Practice of The Learning Organization Peter M SengeThe Fifth Discipline The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization Peter M Senge 1990 is a book by Peter Senge focusing on group

  2. says:

    This book is of biblical importance to any 'systems thinker' and or a life long learner specifically in a organizational context as opposed to a lone ranger situationThe book traces the endemic learning disabilities that p

  3. says:

    This book isn't so much a knowledge management book as a tome on management philosophy Senge has a lot of great ideas and thoughts throughout the book There is the concept of leaders advocating vs inuiring The

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    Senge along with Ackoff and Flood are some of the great minds in the field of systems thinking and complexity Th

  5. says:

    Good ideas but far too much stories and uasi philosophical fluff Could have been edited to one third of its size

  6. says:

    Rarely would I use this term to describe anything but the good book itself but here goes this book is the bible for any leadermanagerOr maybe a

  7. says:

    I'm not going to write a formal review on this one but it's worthy of a couple of comments I'm generally not a fan of business succ

  8. says:

    Years ago I wrote I have historically struggled a great deal with reading business oriented books And why is this? To begin with most business books feel terribly pretentious even if the authors aren't in reality that way The Fifth Disciple was a reminder of what I wrote that Although not devoid of value or practical use T

  9. says:

    Though this is NOT an easy read it IS a must read for everyone in a leadership position and that really does include teacher leaders I think I started it four or five times before I was able to finish it I would pick it up read a few chapters and then drop out I'd pick it up again start over and then drop out again It was Wyllis Terry who finally said don't start it over just keep reading from where you left

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    Stumbled upon a copy this week and decided to re read I found it enjoyable now than I did when I read it the first time perhaps because systems thinking has become such a core part of what we discuss in our company and with our clients Most of the texts that I read on systems thinking when I was in school and eve