Peter Senge

Systems Thinking and The Gap Between Aspirations and Performance

In his keynote presentation, leading organizational thinker Peter Senge offers a distillation of his insights into the most important factors in achieving meaningful change for the environment or in any sphere of life. They include positive aspirations instead of negative admonitions (“the power of aspiration is much greater than the power of desperation”), the desire and vision to bring into being and develop something new (like building a cathedral, or raising a child) and networks of relationships with collaborators engaged in “collective, creative process.” Whatever kind of personal or social change work you’re engaged in, you’ll take away actionable insights from this accessible and profound talk.

To learn more about the organizations mentioned in this talk, please visit the websites for the Society for Organizational Learning and the Academy for Systemic Change. Learn more about Peter Senge here.