Peter Senge

What’s Your Leadership Lens?

How do you perceive the world?

Is your glass half empty, or half full?

When you interact with people, whether at work or in your community, do you inherently trust them?

The Fall & Rise of the Learning Organization: A New e-Book

The Learning Organization.

Many people have become acquainted with this much used (and misused) expression. Numerous organizations have adopted such labels as the Learning Organization, Lifelong Learning and Continuous Learning. Are they living up to their claims?

This new e-book will stimulate your thinking on learning in the context of organizational turbulence and the impact it is having on people. It draws on the ideas of such notable thinkers and writers as Margaret Wheatley, Peter Block, Angeles Arrien and Peter Senge.

Real Men Push Pink Strollers: Are You Comfortable With Who You Are?

From Changing Winds

Okay. Get it out of your system. Laugh your ass off. That’s me pushing the youngest of my two granddaughters this past September while visiting on vacation. Now let’s get down to business.

Team Learning: Looking Beyond Yourself (PART 6 of Six)

Team learning builds on the discipline of personal mastery. It’s a process that encompasses aligning and developing the capacity of a team to achieve the goals that its members truly want. While individual learning at one level is important, it’s irrelevant at another level. Individuals may learn but the organization as a whole does not. There is no organizational learning. Teams become, therefore, the essential ingredient for learning, a “microcosm” for learning as Peter Senge calls it.

There are three key components of team learning.

Mental Models: How Do YOU Perceive the World…and Why?

Each of us carries our own sets of assumptions, views and prejudices that affect how we interact with others. While we often attempt to deny certain views or prejudices we hold, it’s difficult to maintain this stance when our actions are not consistent with our words. Chris Argyris explains: “Although people do not always behave congruently with their espoused theories (what they say), they do behave congruently with their theories-in-use (their mental models).”

Personal Mastery: The Never-Ending Quest for Self-Discovery (PART 3 of Six)

From Jim's Blog Changing Winds

Personal Mastery is the expression used to describe the discipline of personal growth and learning. People who possess high degrees of personal mastery are continually increasing their abilities to create the results they seek. Their never-ending quests for self-improvement and self-discovery underlie the spirit of organizations that buzz with excitement and creativity.

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