Peter Senge's groundbreaking ideas on building organizations have made him a household name among corporate managers. His theories help businesses to clarify their goals, to defy the odds, to more clearly understand threats, and to recognize new opportunities. He introduces managers to a new source of competitive advantage, and offers a marvelously empowering approach to work.
"Abridged books are inadequate"
Peter Senge's national best seller, The Fifth Discipline, revolutionized the practice of management by introducing the theory of learning organizations. Now Dr. Senge moves from the philosophical to the practical by answering the first question all lovers of the learning organization ask: What do they do on Monday morning?
"Putting the Fifth Discipline into practice"
More people are discovering the freedom of being fully present in the moment, yet how do we stay present in the middle of a family crisis or a hectic workday? With The Power of Presence, Peter Senge presents a practical seminar in a skill he calls "presencing": a method for applying the serenity of living in the now to even our most demanding, high-pressure challenges.
"A fantastic book on how to create your life every day!"
What makes a successful business? How can we work most effectively as a team? What are the keys to being a great leader? Best-selling authors Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge address these questions in Working with Presence. From the importance of harmonized thinking to the role that tacit knowledge plays in every organization, they discuss how companies can transform themselves into learning organizations.
"Don't bother. Self indulgent chatter."
Imagine a world in which corporations such as Costco, Nike, BP, and countless others are forming partnerships with environmental and social justice organizations to ensure better stewardship of the earth and better livelihoods in the developing world. Now, stop imagining - that world is already emerging.
"Lessons in Sustainability"
Drawing upon new theories about leadership and the long-term success of change initiatives, and based upon 25 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 forc
"Principal based and timeless"
Today's top executives are expected to do everything right, from coming up with solutions to unfathomably complex problems to having the charisma and prescience to rally stakeholders around a perfect vision of the future. But no one leader can be all things to all people. It's time to end the myth of the complete leader, say the authors.
Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to power another. A world in which environmentally sound products and processes would be more cost-effective than wasteful ones. A world in which corporations forming partnerships with environmental and social justice organizations to ensure better stewardship of the earth and development of societies all over the world. Now, stop imagining - that world is already emerging.
This issue includes HBR's annual list of breakout ideas. Then, there are two complete articles about the decisions managers face. In the first, authors Joseph Brower and Clark Gilbert explain "How Manager' Everyday Decisions Create or Destroy Your Company's Strategy." Then, "In Praise of the Incompetent Leader," authors Deborah Ancona, Thomas Malone, Wanda Orlikowski, and Peter Senge say it's OK for leaders to not be perfect in every area.
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.