TURNING TOWARD OUR BLIND SPOT: SEEING THE SHADOW AS A SOURCE FOR TRANSFORMATION
Medium • 06/29/2020
We are living in a tectonic moment. Amidst global uprisings, our hearts are breaking open and we are changing how we want to live together.
A NEW SUPERPOWER IN THE MAKING: AWARENESS-BASED COLLECTIVE ACTION
Medium • 04/09/2020
We want to be part of a different story of the future. We want to contribute to redirecting where we are heading as a society.
EIGHT EMERGING LESSONS: FROM CORONAVIRUS TO CLIMATE ACTION
Medium • 03/16/2020
As 100 million people in Europe are in lockdown, the US seems to be completely unprepared for the tsunami that is about to hit.
GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION III: THE POWER OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Medium • 02/02/2020
Upgrading an operating system requires a mindset shift - an evolution of consciousness in the key players in the system, from ego to eco.
GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION II: THE POWER OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY
Medium • 02/02/2020
The power of dialogue is deepening our process of direct democracy. Could it even counter the influence of dominant special interest groups?
GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION I: THE POWER OF SOIL
Medium • 02/01/2020
Are we aware of climate change, yet feeling doubtful about our capacity to turn this situation around? It’s necessary, and it’s possible.
SOCIAL FIELD RESONANCE: HOW TO RESEARCH DEEP STRUCTURES OF THE SOCIAL SYSTEM
Medium • 10/29/2019
The Social Field Research Summer School launched in Berlin, last June 2019.
AS SYSTEMS COLLAPSE, PEOPLE RISE: THE NEW POLITICAL COORDINATES
Medium • 06/06/2019
There is a new global movement awakening across the planet.
VERTICAL LITERACY: REIMAGINING THE 21ST-CENTURY UNIVERSITY
Medium • 04/16/2019
How do we “update” the world’s educational system, particularly the university, to tackle the technological, environmental, and social disruptions of the 21st century?
JACINDA ARDERN FACED TRAGEDY WITH ACTION AND EMPATHY. WE SHOULD ALL LEARN FROM HER
Huffington Post • 03/27/2019
The New Zealand prime minister’s reaction to the Christchurch mass shootings shows we can break out of default reactions of numbness and denial.
HOW A LEADER IS A CHANGEMAKER AND WHY A CHANGEMAKER IS A LONG TERM THINKER
LTEconomy • 02/16/2019
How can Theory U help solve impelling problems such as Climate Change and sustainability? And how can Theory U help people change themselves?
TURNING THE TIDE: LIVING INSIDE THE AXIAL SHIFTS
Medium • 12/19/2018
Something has shifted over the past few weeks and months, and there’s some real change in the air.
AXIAL SHIFT: THE DECLINE OF TRUMP, THE RISE OF THE GREENS, AND THE NEW COORDINATES OF SOCIETAL CHANGE
Medium • 11/07/2018
Three axial shifts are replacing the traditional 20th-century public discourse with a new axis of conversation and thought towards societal renewal.
FACEBOOK AND SILICON VALLEY’S SILENT SPRING: THE QUESTION OF TECHNOLOGY
MIT Sloan Experts • 10/03/2018
Zuckerberg and Facebook are out of touch with the most basic concerns and feelings of citizens across America and the world.
COLLECTIVE MINDFULNESS AS A TOOL FOR GLOBAL CHANGE
One World in Dialogue – Radio Evolve Podcast • 09/27/2018
How do we influence the complex systems that we are enmeshed in?
THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP WILL BE MORE FEMININE
Garrison Institute – Theresa Riley • 09/27/2018
You could say Theory U is really an articulation of the more feminine side of leadership, which is largely missing in our institutions and culture today.
EMBRACE THE JOURNEY: THE 5 STAGES OF CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY
Conscious Company Media • 09/04/2018
One of the biggest challenges in business today is to shift the dominant mindset — from seeing sustainability as source of problems to seeing it as source of opportunity.
EGO TO ECO – BUILDING A NEW ECONOMY FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Globalactive Podcast – Karun Cowper • 08/18/2018
Karun Cowper interviews Otto Scharmer in the immediate wake of Dr Scharmer’s public lecture “Leading Innovation with Theory U” at the 2018 Social Impact Festival at the University of Western Australia (UWA)
3 CRITICISMS OF LEADERSHIP WITH MIT PROFESSOR OTTO SCHARMER
Modern Leadership -Jake Carlson • 07/19/2018
Jake Carlson interviews Otto Scharmer on leadership at the whole-system level. What are the 3 main leadership problems?
HOW TO ESCAPE YOUR COMPANY’S ECHO CHAMBER
Conscious Company Media • 06/11/2018
In order to drive real change, leaders must escape their bubbles and make space for outside perspective. Here’s how.
THEORY U AND THE EMERGING FUTURE
The Permaculture Podcast • 05/10/2018
In this episode Co-host David Bilbrey continues to explore the edge between permaculture, business, and social change by sitting down with Dr. Otto Scharmer.
HOW ARE YOU LISTENING AS A LEADER?
SmartBrief • 04/19/2018
Listening is probably the most underrated leadership skill. How you listen can be life-changing; not just business- or industry-changing.
INTERVIEW WITH OTTO SCHARMER
Medium • 04/09/2018
When you talk to real innovators in business, technology, science or society, they work differently than most of us.
OUR OBSESSION WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH IGNORES EVERYTHING THAT MAKES LIFE WORTHWHILE
Huffington Post • 04/06/2018
We are trapped in a way of thinking that says “bigger is better,” that higher GDP is the solution to our problems.
THE ESSENTIALS OF THEORY U
Leading Now • 04/05/2018
We live in a time of massive disruptions. It is a common reaction to this change to organize, reward, and promote, selfishness.
7 PRACTICES TO LEAD YOUR BUSINESS INTO A BETTER FUTURE
CEOWORLD Magazine • 04/04/2018
In any industry, tech or traditional, there’s one essential leadership challenge that keeps CEOs awake at night.
THE ESSENTIALS OF THEORY U: CORE PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS
Pages of Growth- Green Thumb Leadership • 04/02/2018
Theory U encourages us to look at the world with fresh eyes. We need to be more cognoscente of how we pay attention to if at all, problems to avoid looking at everything as a “blind spot”.
THREE ENEMIES DOWN THE LEFT SIDE OF THE U
Wear Consulting • 03/29/2018
Why is the deeper territory of listening the road less traveled? Because it requires some intentional inner work to illuminate the blind spot, our interior condition.
INTERVIEW: OTTO SCHARMER, AUTHOR OF ‘THE ESSENTIALS OF THEORY U: CORE PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS’
Blogcritics • 03/26/2018
Theory U is an incredible approach to organizations, leadership and innovation that combines hands-on systems change with a larger sense of the common good.
Green Thumb Leadership • 03/24/2018
The method of the U is summarized in 24 principles that are presented in five groups along the moments of the U from co-initiating to co-shaping.
INTERVIEW WITH DAN ROCKWELL
Leadership Freak • 03/23/2018
Listen in to this interview between author Otto Scharmer and Leadership Freak’s Dan Rockwell.
Lead Change Group • 03/22/2018
Today, if we look into the abyss, we see three major divides. They are:
GOVERNANCE: FROM COMPETITION TO ABC (AWARENESS-BASED COLLECTIVE ACTION)
The UPwards Leader • 03/21/2018
Historically, the 1.0 mechanism was hierarchy and centralization; the 2.0 mechanism came with the rise of markets and competition…
CO-SHAPING: GROW INNOVATION ECO-SYSTEMS
Activate • 03/21/2018
The movement of co-shaping focuses on scaling the new while growing and evolving innovation eco-systems for collective impact.
Byron’s Babbles • 03/21/2018
Global organizations are a new species on the face of our planet—a species that in less than two centuries has progressed to rule the world. Organizations are essentially geometries of power.
CREATING CHANGE STARTS WITH ‘GETTING OUT OF ONE’S BUBBLE’
Leadership Freak • 03/21/2018
To initiate change, leaders require collective insight outside of their own reality. Co-sensing is a practice for collecting that insight.
SOCIAL FIELDS AND THEORY U
The Jane Group • 03/20/2018
It is the quality of relationships among individuals, teams, and institutions that give rise to collective behavior and practical results.
BOOK REVIEW: ‘ESSENTIALS OF THEORY U: CORE PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS’
Blogcritics • 03/20/2018
If you’re looking for a book that combines a humanist perspective with leading-edge strategic thinking, here it is.
SEEK IT WITH YOUR HANDS: INTEGRATING HEAD, HEART, AND HAND
Byron’s Babbles • 03/20/2018
“Seek it with your hands—don’t think about it, feel it. The wisdom in your hands is greater than the wisdom of your head will ever be.”
7 CRITICAL TACTICS TO LEAD YOUR BUSINESS TO A BETTER FUTURE
Young Upstarts • 03/20/2018
“This is a relentlessly turbulent time for business, with quicksilver shifts that can upset even the strongest organizations and throw firmly established plans far off course.”
BOOK REVIEW: ‘ESSENTIALS OF THEORY U’
Seattle Pi • 03/19/2018
PUTTING UP A MIRROR THAT LETS PEOPLE SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE
TwentyThirty • 03/14/2018
In times of disruptive change, successful leadership depends on the quality of attention and intention.
THREE QUOTES THAT EXPAND THE DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP
Leadership Freak • 03/11/2018
Check out these three quotes from The Essentials of Theory U that expand the definition of leadership.