Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges

Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges

by C. Otto Scharmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576757633

ISBN-13: 9781576757635

Pub. Date: 01/01/2009

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

In this ground-breaking book, C. Otto Scharmer invites us to see the world in new ways.  See more details below

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In this ground-breaking book, C. Otto Scharmer invites us to see the world in new ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576757635
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Bk Business Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
533
Sales rank:
216,825
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Peter Senge vii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Part I Bumping into Our Blind Spot

Chapter 1 Facing the Fire 23

Chapter 2 The Journey to "U" 27

Chapter 3 Fourfold Learning and Change 49

Chapter 4 Organizational Complexity 59

Chapter 5 Shifts in Society 81

Chapter 6 Philosophical Grounding 105

Chapter 7 On the Threshold 111

Part II Entering the U Field

Chapter 8 Downloading 119

Chapter 9 Seeing 129

Chapter 10 Sensing 143

Chapter 11 Presencing 163

Chapter 12 Crystallizing 191

Chapter 13 Prototyping 203

Chapter 14 Performing 215

Part III Presencing: A Social Technology for Leading Profound Innovation and Change

Chapter 15 The Grammar of the Social Field 231

Chapter 16 Individual Actions 261

Chapter 17 Conversational Actions 271

Chapter 18 Organizational Actions 301

Chapter 19 Global Actions 327

Chapter 20 Catching Social Reality Creation in Flight 355

Chapter 21 Principles and Practices of Presencing for Leading Profound Innovation and Change 377

Epilogue: Birthing a Global Presencing-in-Action University 443

Glossary 463

Notes 471

Bibliography 487

Index 511

About the Author 531

About the Organizations 533

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