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Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi



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#notestoself #fifthdiscipline – Seven learning disabilities

  1. I am my position ( I am experiencing this when moving teams from command and control mode to self organizing teams)
  2. The enemy is out there (Two most widely used words among project managers are ‘but’ and ‘they’, based on my interactions with 6000 of them. Majority believes that they are perfect, and the problem is out there.)
  3. The illusion of taking charge. (proactive Vs reactive. Very often we mistake pro activeness as aggressive reactions  )
  4. Fixation on events (Yes, we find some event as the trigger for everything, and fail to understand complex causes contributing to the effect)
  5. The parable of the boiled frog. (The problems aggravates gradually)
  6. The delusion of learning from experience (Very often the effect happens outside the span of focus of the cause, hence we fail to learn from experience)
  7. The myth of the management team (All management teams fumble when they try to resolve complex issues)

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#notestoself #fifthdiscipline #metanoia #adaptive and #regenerative #learning

Metanoia : refers to shift in mind, paradigm shift

Learning has lost its central meaning in contemporary usage. “Yes, We learned everything about it in the training program”, This is something I keep hearing after my training / coaching programs.As far as I am concerned, communicating and taking in information is only distantly related to real learning. Am I making a mistake by making the participants believe that they know the topics, before they experience it in the real world. Could be. Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning we recreate ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we re-perceive the world world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life.

Adaptive or survival learning – A catching up process, certifications etc, to remain employable

Generative learning – Learning to achieve mastery, resulting in the capability to create.

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#notestoself #fifthdisciplice – The pillars of learning organization

  • Systems thinking (seeing the larger picture)
  • Personal mastery ( special level of proficiency)
  • Mental models (deeply ingrained assumptions, generalizations, pictures, images that influence how we understand the world)
  • Building shared vision ( shared picture of the future we seek to create)
  • Team learning (teams can learn in sports, performing arts, in science and in business)

Reference : The fifth discipline by Peter . Senge

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