NEW EDITION, EXPANDED & UPDATED
With the release of THEORY U almost ten years ago, Otto Scharmer set in motion a revolution in thought. Scharmer explained that what we pay attention to and how we pay attention is key to what we create. What prevents us from attending to situations more effectively is that we aren't fully aware of and in touch with the inner place from which attention and intention originate. This is what Scharmer calls our blind spot. By moving through Scharmer's U process, we consciously access the blind spot and learn to connect to our authentic Selfthe deepest source of knowledge and inspirationin the realm of presencing, a term coined by Scharmer that combines the concepts of presence and sensing.
Now, ten years later, Scharmer revisits the phenomenon THEORY U has become and updates and reports on the progress and evolution since initial release. He includes new materials, updates studies and examples, and includes eight pages of rich new graphics and charts in full color to better visually convey the book's premise.
Scharmer's Theory U model of how to open our mind, emotions, and will to moments of discovery and mutual understanding is profound and much needed. --Edgar Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management The impact of the Theory U method on our organization is remarkable, but even more important is the amazing personal growth many leaders have experienced. Scharmer's work has allowed them to experience a new approach to the world. --Marcia Marsh, Chief Operating Officer, World Wildlife Fund Theory U offers a unique integral perspective combined with a practical approach to addressing the megaissues facing our world today. --Jack Jacometti, Director, Institute for Integrated Economic Research This book is an inspiration. It gives definition to the mystery of the creative process. --Eileen Fisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer, Eileen Fisher Inc.