The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization

By Peter M Senge
Completely Updated and Revised

This 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 in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people's ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices.

In 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 Roca, 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


NEWS & OPINION: In the Books - Off to the Printers II

Posted December 23, 2009, 8:18 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
For our second installment of articles from past issues of In the Books, we turn to Kate Mytty and her piece on sustainability in business. We lost Kate to Boston this year, where she is working her magic for PublicWords. ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ When Ecology and Economy Meet BY KATE MYTTY Ecology and economy have finally reached a crossroads. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Inc. Magazine's 30th Anniversary Book Recommendations

Posted April 8, 2009, 8:03 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Inc. Magazine is celebrating 30 years of publication this month and as a part of their coverage have put together "The Business Owner's Bookshelf" - 30 books people running small businesses should read. Here is the list in its entirety: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, by Peter Bernstein (1996) The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, by Guy Kawasaki (2004) The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, by Marc Levinson (2006) Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust from Wedgwood to Dell, by Nancy F. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: ChangeThis: Issue 49

Posted August 6, 2008, 9:51 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The August issue of ChangeThis has been posted. This month, we have the author of business classic The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge, with an environmental treatise on sustainability and business. Manifesto coauthor Bryan Smith was one of four authors who worked with Senge on the book the manifesto was modeled after, The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World, released earlier this year by Doubleday. Read more

JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - The Necessary Revolution

Posted June 11, 2008, 3:06 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World by Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Lauer & Sara Schley, Doubleday, $29. 95, 406 pages, Hardcover, June 2008, ISBN 9780385519014 In our annual magazine published earlier this year, we lamented the lack of business books that tackle issues of the environment. Well, this year that has changed, as there have been numerous books on the topic published, such as Stirring It Up by Gary Hirshberg, and Go Green, Live Rich by Richard Bach. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Footnotes

Posted April 5, 2006, 5:59 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
As noted yesterday, the second year of the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs business book awards was formally announced. Be sure to check out the website for the contest, which has a handful of excellent articles on business booksespecially one exploring why too many current business books are so dull. See also our Q&A last year with the author of that piece, FT financial editor Andrew Hill. Read more

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