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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.

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

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Great insights into System thinking

This was one of the greatest books I have gone through this year. insights are shared in a simple and powerful yet practical ways. audio presentation was excellent

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great book - good summary

great concepts - only wish it went more in depth and perhaps updated. But really the basis for any study and application on organizational systems .

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The best book on Learning Organization

Would you consider the audio edition of The Fifth Discipline to be better than the print version?

I personally get more out of readibgvalong and list Bing. The value is I seem to retain more information from th book that way.

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Sergea Whoolwy strategy on continuous improvement of the learning organization is in my humble opinion are the best ideas and they are ideas that work.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Every chapter of this book has information that is relevant and inspiring as to how to move an individual and the organization towards continuous improvement. The whole book is the best in the topic.

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I loved the book. I am in the police profession and policing is very tradition and this is how we always have done status quo mentality. We need to change this in th policing profession if we are to improve our strategies operations and tactics and understand how they impact the moral, mental and physical levels of police work and how it effects the people we protect and serve.

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Good Tool for Organizational Leadership

A Good Tool for Organizational Leadership. The author provides a good overview of how systems thinking can help an organization achieve its goals.

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Becoming a learning organization

It is true that organizations should always be learning. While the book was interesting, I felt like I was always waiting for some nugget. Overall, the concepts are solid, but I didn't think there was anything new for an experienced manager already working in a learning organization. I would recommend this book to new managers.

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Must read

Please read if you are interested in building an organization of future, actually if you want your company to survive

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A must read for business and educators alike.

Systems thinking can help you approach problems of scale and more accurately utilize resources. Highly recommended!

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Thpught provoking

This book is a great start to anyone trying to decide the way they should work and live.

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Abridged

Would you try another book from Peter M. Senge and/or Peter M. Senge?

I would read another book by him but not listen to it

What could Peter M. Senge have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

provide the whole book

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This is an abridged version that contains no where near the entire book as it is sold in print. Literally wasted my time and credits since I needed access to chapters not includes with this

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Good audio

I like the concept of the system thinking which exactly what I am missing in my business. It is missing a lot of how to let everyone in the organization think in how to develop the system in their thoughts instead of find whom to blame for any problem.
It is a good book for start to find the reason of why team members are not working as a team.