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Systems Thinking: Leadership and Change
A discussion of the principles of systems thinking analysis and a review of Peter Senge's work, "The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization."
# 108799 | 3,044 words | 9 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2008 in Business (Management) , Communication (Interpersonal)

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This paper discusses systems thinking and how it may be differentiated from traditional analysis of an organization. The paper also discusses the basic principles behind systems thinking analysis. In addition, the paper reviews Peter Senge's work, "The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization," in relation to systems thinking, leadership change and leadership in the learning organization.

Table of Contents:
Literature Review
Reed (2006) - Understanding Systems (Parts & Whole)
Peter Senge - The Learning Organization
Senge: Five Basic Disciplines
Senge: Practices, Principles, and Essences
Senge: Three Conditions for Dialogue
Senge: Vision & Creative Tension
Senge: Laws of System Thinking
Summary of Literature Reviewed

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Merrill, Martha (nd) Dialogue from Peter Senge's Perspective. Dialogue Digest. Online available at:
  • O'Callaghan, William G. Jr. (2004) Think Like Peter Senge: Applying His Laws of Systems Thinking to Identify Patterns that Shape Behavior. School Administrator Journal. November 2004. Online available at:
  • Peter M. Senge (1990) The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization (New York: Currency Doubleday, 1990), 371 p.
  • Peter Senge Interview on Organizational Learning. Economic Development Leader - Creating the Leading Edge in Economic Development. 1 Apr 2007. Online available at:
  • Reed, George E. (2006) Leadership and Systems Thinking. Defense AT&L May-June 2006. Online available at:

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