Leaders Embrace Community

Without community, people lose their meaning, purpose, usefulness—they develop fears.—Peter Block Do we consider organizations as well-oiled machines or of living organisms consisting of interconnected people?—Meg Wheatley

Peter Senge’s classic book The Fifth Discipline (1990) introduced the phrase systems thinking to the business practice lexicon as a way to remind us that decisions have ramifications across the organization. The concept that the most efficient organizations ensure their functional parts operate interdependently rather than independently is hard to dispute. Especially since “many organizations ...

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