In this episode, Michael and Otto Scharmer talk about Consciousness Based Systems Change and the shift in leadership from an outward change perspective to exploring the interior realms of consciousness as an essential part of large scale social change. They also look at how to apply Otto’s Theory U principles to global climate change by attending to and applying these transformative processes to our economic, democratic, and learning infrastructures.
Dr. Otto Scharmer is a Senior Lecturer in the MIT Management Sloan School and co-founder of the Presencing Institute. He chairs the MIT IDEAS program for cross-sector innovation and introduced the concept of “presencing”—learning from the emerging future—in his bestselling books Theory U and Presence (the latter co-authored with P. Senge et al). He is co-author of Leading from the Emerging Future, which outlines eight acupuncture points for transforming capitalism. His most recent book, The Essentials of Theory U, outlines the core principles and applications of awareness-based systems change. www.ottoscharmer.com
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