Book Review

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization

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Senge’s best-selling The Fifth Discipline led Business Week to dub him the “new guru” of the corporate world; here he offers executives a step-by-step guide to building “learning organizations” of their own.

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Senge’s best-selling “The Fifth Discipline led “Business Week to dub him the “new guru” of the corporate world; here he offers executives a step-by-step guide to building “learning organizations” of their own.

About the Author

PETER M. SENGE is the founding chairperson of the Society for Organizational Learning and a senior lecturer at MIT. He is the co-author of “The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, The Dance of Change,” and “Schools That Learn “(part of the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook series)” “and has lectured extensively throughout the world. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Smith is president of Innovation Associates of Canada in Toronto, and consults with senior managers on integrating vision-based leadership, strategy, and the learning disciplines.

Peter Senge is the author of The Fifth Discipline, “one of the seminal management books of the past 75 years” “Harvard Business Review,” Together with Arthur D. Little executive Bryan Smith and editorial director Art Kleiner, he is coauthor of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook and The Dance of Change.
Nelda Cambron-McCabe, professor at the Department of Educational Leadership at Miami University (Ohio), is a nationally known expert on school reform and leadership; Timothy Lucas, a public school superintendent in New Jersey, is a recognized innovator of systems-thinking approaches for schools; and Janis Dutton is an education writer, consultant, and community activist.

Richard B. Ross, PhD, has been a member of 3M Company’s Corporate Materials Modeling Group since 1997. Dr. Ross’s research at 3M focuses on applying computational chemical modeling methods to a wide range of research applications. He has coauthored thirty-three scientific articles, including five book chapters, and coedited a symposium proceedings book.

Sanat Mohanty, PhD, is a research scientist at 3M Company’s Corporate Research Lab, focusing on the development of materials by manipulating self-assemblies of small molecules. Dr. Mohanty has written more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal papers, three book chapters, plus a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing on mesoscale modeling and analysis.


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