Part 1: Understanding Leadership and Management in Learning Organizations

This is the beginning of a four-part journey into understanding leadership and management in a learning organization. From the concepts of self-awareness within leadership to the classical and contemporary theories within a management landscape, individuals will develop a sense of practical and theoretical understanding within an organization that fosters learning. By focusing on understanding leadership and management within a learning organization, learners will shift preconceived notions about the art of organizational behavior toward a new way of seeing.

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Senge suggests that relationships form from a cause and effect chain, rooted in an interdisciplinary understanding connected to outside factors. This leads to development of a new sense of leadership and management connected to the outside world, which incorporates an enhanced way of understanding of how systems-thinking can impact complexity within a learning organization.

Throughout the part introductions and conclusions, we will make reference to Peter Senge’s influential work The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. Citation for the work is below


Senge, P. M. (1990). The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. Doubleday/Currency


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