The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization: Second edition

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Random House, Apr 27, 2010 - Business & Economics - 464 pages

One of the seminal management books of the past 75 years, The Fifth Discipline is an international multi-million-copy bestseller. Written in an engaging and accessible way, with diagrams and illustrations, it will change the way you think and therefore way you and your team grows and develop. In the long run, the only sustainable source of competitive advantage is your organisation's ability to learn faster than its competitors....

'Senge explains why the learning organization matters, provides an unvarnished summary of his management principals, offers some basic tools for practicing it, and shows what it's like to operate under this system. The book's concepts remain stimulating and relevant as ever' --

'500 pages that I will no doubt keep coming back to' -- ***** Reader review

'This is a book about growth, improvement and continuous development. If you wish to achieve these results for yourself, your home, or your organization, then you MUST read this' -- ***** Reader review
'Has the power of revolutionizing your thinking on how to build organizations' -- ***** Reader review
'Enlightening from start to finish' -- ***** Reader review

Peter Senge, founder and director of the Society for Organisational Learning and senior lecturer at MIT, has found the means of creating a 'learning organisation'. In The Fifth Discipline, he draws the blueprints for an organisation where people expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning together.

He fuses these features together into a coherent body of theory and practice, making the whole of an organisation more effective than the sum of its parts.

Mastering the disciplines will:

*Reignite the spark of learning, driven by people focused on what truly matters to them.
*Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity.
*Free you from confining assumptions and mind-sets.
*Teach you to see the forest and the trees
*End the struggle between work and family time.

The Fifth Discipline is a remarkable book that draws on science, spiritual values, psychology, the cutting edge of management thought and case studies of Senge's work with leading companies - reading it is a searching personal experience that guarantees a professional shift of mind.

Written in an engaging and accessible way, with diagrams and illustrations, this publishing phenomenon is a must read for anyone interested in approaches to business growth, personal development and management coaching.

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About the author (2010)

Dr Peter Senge is the founding chairperson of the Society for Organisational Learning and a senior lecturer at MIT. He has lectured extensively throughout the world, translating the abstract ideas of system theory into tools for better understanding of economic and organisational change. The Journal of Business Strategy named Dr Senge as one of the 24 people who had the greatest influence on business strategy over the last 100 years.

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