PART I: HOW OUR ACTIONS CREATE OUR REALITY AND HOW WE CAN CHANGE IT: "Give me a lever long enough ... and single-handed I can move the world" -- Does your organization have a learning disability? -- Prisoners of the system, or prisoners of our own thinking? -- PART II: THE FIFTH DISCIPLINE: THE CORNERSTONE OF THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION: The law of the fifth discipline -- A shift of mind -- Nature's templates: identifying the patterns that control events -- Self-limiting or self-sustaining growth -- PART III: THE CORE DISCIPLINES: BUILDING THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION: Personal mastery -- Mental models -- Shared vision -- Team learning == PART IV: REFLECTIONS FROM PRACTICE: Foundations -- Impetus -- Strategies -- The leader's new work -- Systems citizens -- Frontiers -- PART V: CODA: The invisible whole -- Appendix 1: The Learning disciplines -- Appendix 2: Systems archetypes -- Appendix 3: The U process. This revised edition of Peter Senge's bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book's ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization's ability to learn faster than the competition. The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people's ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices. In The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning "disabilities" that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations - ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create results they truly desire. The revised and updated Currency edition of this business classic contains over one hundred pages of new material based on interviews with dozens of practitioners at companies like BP, Unilever, Intel, Ford, HP, Saudi Aramco, and organizations like Roca, Oxfam, and The World Bank. It features a new Foreword about the success Peter Senge has achieved with learning organizations since the book's inception, as well as new chapters on Impetus (getting started), Strategies, Leaders' New Work, Systems Citizens, and Frontiers for the Future. Mastering the disciplines Senge outlines in the book will reignite the spark of genuine learning driven by people focused on what truly matters to them; bridge teamwork into macro-creativity; free you of confining assumptions and mindsets; teach you to see the forest and the trees; end the struggle between work and personal time.--Book jacket.