Personal mastery is the discipline of continually clarifying and deepening our personal vision, of focusing our energies, of developing patience, and of seeing reality objectively.
Topics: Sin, Vision, Mastery, Patience, Yin
We learn best from experience but we never directly experience the consequences of many of our most important decisions.
It is our experience that, 90% of the time, what passes for commitment is compliance.
People with a high level of personal mastery are able to consistently realize the results that matter most deeply to them—in effect, they approach their life as an artist would approach a work of art. The do that by becoming committed to their own lifelong learning.
Topics: Learning, Life, Work, People, Results, Mastery
Vision paints the picture of what we want to create. Systems thinking reveals how we have created what we currently have.
A shared vision is not an idea. It is not even an important idea such as freedom. It is, rather, a force in people’s hearts, a force of impressive power… Shared vision is vital for the learning organization because it provides the focus and energy for learning.
Learning organizations are possible because not only is it our nature to learn but we love to learn.
Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.
The entire global business community is learning to learn together, becoming a learning community.
I do not believe great organizations have ever been built by trying to emulate another, any more than individual greatness is achieved by trying to copy another “great person”.
Topics: Yin, Greatness, Try, Believe
Learning organizations may be a tool not just for the evolution of organizations, but for the evolution of intelligence.
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