The Fifth Discipline Part 2

I’m back today with a special bonus episode – It’s part two of the Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge summary which we started last week.

In the previous episode, we looked at what is crumbling and decaying in our education and management systems. We then explored what the future might look like in the form of five learning disciplines. We ended off part one by discussing the first – Personal Mastery.

In today’s episode, we’re going to break down the final four pieces of the puzzle. We’ll start off by:

  • Discussing Mental Models and their role in helping us to surface, test, and improve our internal pictures.
  • Shared Vision which Abraham Maslow found and is one of the key characteristics of exceptional teams.
  • We will unpack Team Learning, and how empowering the individual can result in chaos, unless there is alignment between individuals.
  • And finally, tying everything together – we’ll explore the concept of Systems Thinking, which the author Peter Senge refers to as the conceptual cornerstone that underlies all of the five learning disciplines of this book.

Without further ado, let’s pick up where we left off and discuss how to build a learning organization.

Full Episode

Show Notes

  • Mental Models: surfacing, testing, and improving our internal pictures. (00:01:54-00:05:58)
  • Shared Vision: how they foster genuine commitment to a cause or direction, not mere compliance. (00:05:59-00:11:39)
  • Team Learning: how empowering the individual can result in chaos, unless there is alignment between individuals. (00:12:18-00:17:28)
  • Systems Thinking: the conceptual cornerstone that underlies all of the five learning disciplines. (00:17:29-00:23:00)
  • How the disciplines work together. (00:23:01-00:25:36)

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