Three Levels in Senge's 5 Disciplines

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Three Levels in Senge's 5 Disciplines

A ‘discipline’ is viewed by Senge as a series of principles and practices that we study, master and integrate into our lives. Each of the five disciplines can be approached at three levels:
1) PRACTICES: what you do.
2) PRINCIPLES: guiding ideas and insights.
3) ESSENCES: the state of being those with high levels of mastery in the discipline.


BEN ONG, malaysia


We need to also address issues of resistance.

Keen To Learn
Manager, United Kingdom

Personal Mastery is Key

In my opinion, personal mastery is the key goal as this will drive progress with all other disciplines. There is little point driving forward a shared vision or team learning if individuals in the organization are not enlightened enough to make the most of a pro-learning climate.

Wendy Meijer
Management Consultant, Netherlands

3 Levels of Senge’s 5 Disciplines

@BEN ONG: I agree that we need to address issues of resistance. In my opinion we need to acknowledge the resistance, and inquire about the qualities in the resistance, and where differences come together.
Where does this fit in the three levels above?

Gerard Leigh, United Kingdom

Resistance or Readiness?

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Andrea D Diaz
Student (Other), United States

Readiness to Change

@BEN ONG: People resist when they do not see where they "fit" into the change being suggested/implem... Sign up


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