The fifth discipline: the art and practice of the learning organization

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Doubleday/Currency, 1990 - Business & Economics - 424 pages
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An MIT Professor's pathbreaking book on building "learning organizations" -- corporations that overcome inherent obstacles to learning and develop dynamic ways to pinpoint the threats that face them and to recognize new opportunities. Not only is the learning organization a new source of competitive advantage, it also offers a marvelously empowering approach to work, one which promises that, as Archimedes put it, "with a lever long enough... single-handed I can move the world."

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Fantastic insight to SD. It just lacks the maths. - Goodreads
I found it difficult to read and messy. - Goodreads
As an educational book, I didn't find this to bad. - Goodreads
This book uses clear prose to explain systems design. - Goodreads
An excellent introduction to system thinking. - Goodreads
An interesting read with some strong insights. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Tena Šimon - Goodreads

I was impressed by certain parts of book - personal development and building shared vision. There are some very good storytelling examples inside. However it took me some time to read it whole - I ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Adrienne - Goodreads

Though written for a for-profit audience, I can see why this book is a classic. I'd love a NP version so i didn't have to do as much "translation", but great nonetheless. Read full review

Contents

Does Your Organization Have a Learning Disability?
17
Prisoners of the System or Prisoners of Our Own Thinking?
27
PART II
55
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PETER M. SENGE is the founding chairperson of the Society for Organizational Learning and a senior lecturer at MIT. He is the co-author of "The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, The Dance of Change," and "Schools That Learn "(part of the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook series)" "and has lectured extensively throughout the world. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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