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  • The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization
  • By: Peter M. Senge
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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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Timeless recommendations

I loved this book. It is unfortunately still challenging in the business domain to find people who think systemically, believe in personal mastery and apply design thinking practices. I really enjoyed hearing Peter speak and laugh. Well worth the read especially of you are someone working with organisations in a consultative capacity.

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Surprisingly fun and engaging

Strongly recommended for those interested in systems thinking, organisational change and high performing teams.

The narration split between the breakdown of the examples and Peter Senge's overviews was excellent. The subject matter was covered in enough detail as to understand the concepts but not so much as to disengage me as a passive participant in the program.

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Superb!

Excellent book, very worthwhile, a must read for any leader, facilitator or manager in any organisation.

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Good idea, hard to implement

Good ideas, but not easy to implement, will need a strong champion with vision and long view, but could revolutionize a business.

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Fabulous short insight into the five disciplines

Extremely ready listen, with a composition that's truly on point. The case studies, whilst a little dated now in 2020, are still so very relevant to today's typicall business thinking models (or lack thereof!)

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Revolutionary!

A palatable scientific approach to ancient wisdom. Peter Senge has some gold nuggets, well worth the time.

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Breakthrough ideas

loved it. it is a thought provoking and a life changing audible book. the narration is very clear

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Light on content heavy on unnecessary detail

Very disappointing audiobook. The content was very limited and was over-explained. one chapter was almost a rehash of another's work and offered little of use for the balance of the book.

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When I got to the end, I went back to the beginning and listened a 2nd time.

Some interesting lessons on creating dialogue and learning organisations. Highlights the value of learning while doing, learning within the organisation, verses what is learnt in a school.

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Some real gems but overall disappointing

There were some real gems in this book but I found it hard to stay interested. The beer game was long and drawn out and seemed over the top. Some example like the water faucet were over-explained for me and other really important key concepts like the five disciplines were skated over and I wanted to know more. Perhaps this book assumes the reader is already familiar with Senge's work. Most disappointing and puzzling for me was that Senge doesn't give credit to Robert Fritz when he talked about creative tension and structural dynamics - he even used Fritz's explanation of the rubber band. He gave credit to other people throughout the book so why not Fritz. Was excited about this book and there are some gems and I will read more of Senge's work to learn what I want to know more about but this book did not meet my expectations.

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