Necessary Revolution How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World

ISBN-10: 038551901X
ISBN-13: 9780385519014
Edition: 2008
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

A revolution is underway, and spreading fast. Organizations everywhere are boldly leading the change from the dead-end of “business as usual” to new strategies and transformative practices that promote a flourishing, sustainable world. Pragmatic and powerful, today’s most innovative leaders know that revolutionary—not incremental—changes in the way we live and work are necessary for their, and our, survival. Brimming with inspiring stories from around the globe, and organizations ranging from Alcoa to Oxfam, DuPont to GE, THE NECESSARY REVOLUTION clearly shows that ordinary people at every level within every organization have the ability and innovative spirit to do extraordinary things. By working collaboratively across boundaries, they are amplifying their creativity to find unprecedented solutions in an intensely interdependent world. THE NECESSARY REVOLUTION contains a wealth of strategies to help anyone, regardless of role or title, build the confidence and competence to respond effectively to the greatest challenge of our time. It is destined to become the essential handbook for everyone who understands the need to act and work together—now—to create a sustainable world for ourselves and the generations to follow.

Peter Senge was named as one of the 24 people who had “the greatest influence on business strategy over the last 100 years” by theJournal of Business Strategy PETER SENGE, senior lecturer at MIT and the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), is the author or co-author of several bestselling books, includingThe Fifth Discipline,Schools That Learn,andPresence. BRYAN SMITH, coauthor with Senge ofThe Dance of Changeand two other Fifth Discipline fieldbooks, is a member of the faculty at York University’s Sustainable Enterprise Academy, and president of Broad Reach Innovations, Inc. NINA KRUSCHWITZ, manager of the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook Project, is the editor ofReflections: The SoL Journalon Knowledge, Learning, and Change. JOE LAUR and SARA SCHLEY co-founded the SoL Sustainability Consortium in 1998; Joe is vice president of content for Greenopolis.com, and Sara is a mentor for the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Endings, New Beginnings
A Future Awaiting Our Choices
How We Got into This Predicament
Life Beyond the Bubble
New Thinking, New Choices
The Future is Now
Never Doubt What One Person and a Small Group of Co-Conspirators Can Do
Aligning an Industry
Unconventional Allies: Coke and WWF Partner for Sustainable Water
Getting Started
Risks and Opportunities: The Business Rationale for Sustainability
Positioning for the Future and the Present
Getting People Engaged
Building Your Case for Change
Seeing Systems
The Tragedy and Opportunity of the Commons
Spaceship Earth
Seeing Our Choices
Collaborating Across Boundaries
The Imperative to Collaborate
Convening: "Get the System in the Room"
Seeing Reality Through Others Eyes
Building Shared Commitment
From Problem Solving to Creating
Innovation Inspired by Living Systems
Unleashing Everyday Magic
You Don't Have to Have All the Answers
From Low-Hanging Fruit to New Strategic Possibilities
It's Not What the Vision Is, It's What the Vision Does
Redesigning for the Future
The Future
The Future of the Corporation
The Future of Enterprise Variety
The Future of Leadership
The Future of Our Relations
The Future of Us
Appendix
Notes
Index

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