The Fifth Discipline Part 1

Fifth Discipline Part 1

Today’s episode is a special one – I’m going to share with you a review of a book that I’ve spent the better part of the last two years with, The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge.

I first read this book in 2019, and ever since I’ve immersed myself in its world of ideas, and really grappled with applying and understanding the tantalizing wisdom hidden within. For the last two years I’ve lived and applied these concepts, in my personal life, as well as at the companies that we work with at Curious Lion.

This process, of applying The Fifth Discipline, rocked my world and turned my whole perspective on learning and work upside down. It reveals the path for us to navigate from a mindset of “crumbling and decaying” to truly seeing the “power that derives from the people.” It draws inspiration from a smorgasbord of sources: from George Orwell to Confucius, from ancient Greek to Christian tradition, from anthropology to systems thinking, from science to philosophy, and from a rich depth of experience at companies like Kyocera, Shell, Harley-Davidson and Hanover Insurance.

Through constant application and reflection over the last two years, I’ve been able to learn and understand the concepts and ideas in this book at a deeply visceral level. In the lead up to this special episode, I’ve spent time with all my copious notes on Peter Senge’s ideas, and followed all the little hyperlinks to the references and sources that were used in the book. I’ve prepared a deep summary of its chapters and ideas, as a concise entry point to the rich wisdom it shares, so that you can begin your own journey of applying these insights, and experiencing their rewards.

Please sit back and enjoy my summary of The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge.

Full Episode

Show Notes

  • Chapter 1 – What Exactly Is Crumbling And Decaying? (00:05:05-00:10:27)
  • Chapter 2 – What Does The Promised Land Look Like? (00:11:05-00:16:19)
  • Chapter 3 – How We Get There? – The Five Disciplines (00:16:20-00:21:25)

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