Mastery of Senge's five disciplines enables managers to overcome their obstacles to growth and creates brave new futures for them and their companies. The five disciplines are drawn from science, spiritual wisdom, psychology, the cutting edge of management thought, and Senge's own work with top corporations that employ his methods. Listening to The Fifth Discipline provides a searching personal experience and a dramatic professional shift of mind.
©1994 Peter M. Senge; (P)1994 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, a Division of Random House Inc., All Rights Reserved
I would only recommend this book if someone wanted a summary.
I love the concepts presented in this book.
I would have preferred the book to have been read. I thought the pausing and added insights were more lecture style. While that is not a bad thing, I wanted to hear the book, not a lecture.
Buy the book.
I wish I could have listened to a section of this before I used up a credit on it. I would have simply purchased and read the book. I wanted to hear the book: Chapter 1…. Instead, it ended up being lecture style/one sided discussion style and I didn't like that. Pausing is different when lecturing as opposed to reading and it simply threw me off. Shoot. I will have to be more careful about reading reviews before I purchase an audiobook.
Good pace and good coverage of the material.
Good change of pace from the regular narration.
Excellent management book and a first class presentation of the material.
A very nice audio version with the Author adding additional insights. In some ways actually hearing Peter Senge explain the concepts made everything much clearer and more inspiring.
I had to read this as part of an assignment so it really isn't my first choice for personal reading material, however, the audio version was a quick and simple way of refreshing what I had read. Hearing the author read his work gave me a renewed enthusiasm for his ideas and a real desire to apply them to my own work place. This is well worth the time for any manager or supervisor.
It does not include the updated information, therefore, it gets hard to follow compared to the last edition.
There is not a clear definition between chapters, just 4 sections
The books does the job to get the basic idea of what the author tends to transmit to the readers; however, it misses out some of the key ideas.
I read this book while getting my MBA but picking it up and reading it again mid-way through my career was an excellent decision. There are so many great nuggets in this book that I really only understood from a practical standpoint the first time I read it. Now I'm starting to understand what he writes from an experiential standpoint and I still love it. The reading style is OK. Nothing great but the content of the book more than makes up for it.
The author voice was so mono toned and dry, it was unbearable to listen. In addition, the entire audio book could have been delivered in a 10 minute wrap up. I always listen through to the end in hopes I'll be surprised... this was a waste of time!
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