The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications

  • 4h 27m 30s
  • C. Otto Scharmer
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2018

This book offers a concise, accessible guide to the key concepts and applications in Otto Scharmer's classic Theory U. Scharmer argues that our capacity to pay attention coshapes the world. What prevents us from attending to situations more effectively is that we aren't fully aware of that interior condition from which our attention and actions originate.

Scharmer calls this lack of awareness our blind spot. He illuminates the blind spot in leadership today and offers hands-on methods to help change makers overcome it through the process, principles, and practices of Theory U. And he outlines a framework for updating the "operating systems" of our educational institutions, our economies, and our democracies. This book enables leaders and organizations in all industries and sectors to shift awareness, connect with the highest future possibilities, and strengthen the capacity to co-shape the future.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: The Blind Spot
  • Chapter 2: Theory U—Form Follows Consciousness
  • Chapter 3: The Matrix of Social Evolution
  • Chapter 4: The Eye of the Needle
  • Chapter 5: One Process, Five Movements—Innovating from the Future
  • Chapter 6: Upgrading Society's Operating System
  • Chapter 7: Returning to the Roots


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