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Dance of Change The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in a Learning Organization

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ISBN-10: 0385493223

ISBN-13: 9780385493222

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter M. Senge, Charlotte Roberts, Richard B. Ross, Bryan Smith, George Roth

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Since Peter Senge published his groundbreaking book The Fifth Discipline, he and his associates have frequently been asked by the business community: "How do we go beyond the first steps of corporate change? How do we sustain momentum?" They know that companies and organizations cannot thrive today without learning to adapt their attitudes and practices. But companies that establish change initiatives discover, after initial success, that even the most promising efforts to transform or revitalize organizations—despite interest, resources, and compelling business results—can fail to sustain themselves over time. That's because organizations have complex, well-developed immune systems, aimed…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

George Roth was born in Germany and has a B .S. in Mechanical Engineering, a M. B. A. in Finance and Marketing, and a Ph .D. in Organizational Studies. Roth worked at Digital Equipment before becoming a staff member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 21st Century Initiative. He also lectures at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is the director of a joint research project between Ford motor Company and MIT. He is also the co-founder of Reflection Learning Associates, Inc. Roth co-wrote The Dance of Change: Mastering the Twelve Challenges to Change in a Learning Organization.

Getting Started
Orientation
Toward an Atlas of Organizational Change
The Life Cycle of Typical Change Initiatives
The Leadership of Profound Change
The Challenges of Profound Change
How to Read This Book
Generating Profound Change
Establishing a Pilot Group
The Growth Processes of Profound Change
Rethinking Time
Limits Ahead
The Challenges of Initiating
Not Enough Time
The Challenge
Culture Change at General Electric
Five Ways to Create Time
Minimal Intervention
Barking and Nonbarking Dogs
Managing a Practice Field
Integrating Work and Personal Life ... in Practice
No Help (Coaching and Support)
The Challenge
From Golf to Polo
A Cadre of Coaches
Climbing Out of the Muck
Precepts for Mentors
A Strategy for Building Competence
Five Kinds of Systems Thinking
Aikido for Change Leaders
Music, Listening, and Freedom
Not Relevant
The Challenge
The Case for Change at Visteon
"What Are We Doing This For?"
A Light Touch and a Long View
The Pinecone Strategy
Learning What We're Worth
Open-Book Management
After Fixing the Crisis
The History Map
Four Futures for a Change Initiative
Practicing Relevance
Walking the Talk
The Challenge
The Executive Leader's Perspective
How to "Walk the Talk" Without Falling Off a Cliff
"... As one of the first black engineers in South Africa ..."
"How Are We Hindering Our Management?"
Reflections for an Executive Leader
The Challenge of Sustaining Transformation
Fear and Anxiety
The Challenge
Gray Stamps
Unilateral Control
When Good People Do Terrible Things...
A Safe Place for "Not Knowing"
Heroic Modes
Unraveling the Knots from Your "Family of Origin"
Beyond "Winners and Losers"
Assessment and Measurement
The Challenge
Moving Upstream from Measurement
Measuring to Report...or to Learn?
Cracking the "Black Box" of a Learning Initiative Assessment
Performance Dashboards
True Believers and Nonbelievers
The Challenge
How to Set the Stage for a Change in Organizational Culture
Infectious Commitment
Heretical Tactics
The Perils of Shared Ideals
The Challenges of Redesigning and Rethinking
Governance
The Challenge
Community of Companies
Interdependence at Shell
From Control to Clarity
Visa International
"Learning Shareholders..."
Cultural Due Diligence
Redesigning an Airplane in Midflight
Diffusion
The Challenge
The Organizational Learning Cycle
BP's Pacesetter Network
The School for Managing
Bootstrap Principles
On-line Engagement
Learning Histories
A "World-Class" Reflective Practice Field
What Are "Communities of Practice"?
Watershed Events
Strategy and Purpose
The Challenge
Managing the Horizon
Asking Big Questions
Scenarios for Changing the World
Strategy as Conversation
Strategic Transformation at Royal Dutch/Shell
Sustainable Innovation
After the Rainforest
Electricity for All
Conscious Oversight
Endnotes
Leadership in the World of the Living
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
How to Get in Touch with the Creators of This Book
Index
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