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Theory U Intro


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Introduces the framework, process and core principles for Theory U by Otto Scharmer. If you have been following Scharmer and Peter Senge's recent work, this is an accessible intro to activating change management.

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Theory U Intro

  1. 1. Theory U An introduction By Erica Liang Aug 11, 2007 8th Pinnacle Train-the-trainer IV Singapore Based on concepts and writings by Otto Scharmer Stockshots from Getty & istockphotos
  2. 2. What is it? Learning, Leadership, Innovation, Transformational Change
  3. 3. True change can only take place with the transformation of the human heart.
  4. 4. Dive deep.
  5. 5. Why is theory U important?
  6. 6. 21st century chaos and complexity.
  7. 7. The reactive mindset that has governed the last two centuries is ill-equipped to eradicate systemic root cause for transformational change .
  8. 8. Problems can’t be solved by the same level of consciousness that created them. Albert Einstein
  9. 9. “The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor.” Bill O’Brien Ex-CEO, Hanover Insurance
  10. 10. Core principles For individuals and organisations
  11. 11. Feel like stepping on the accelerator?
  12. 12. 1. Fight the cult of speed.
  13. 13. Those who win are the ones who slow down time. Werner Erhard successful entrepreneur turned pro race car driver
  14. 14. 2. Embrace other POVs, opening heart and mind.
  15. 15. Been here?
  16. 16. What about here?
  17. 17. 3. Practice Presencing = Presence + Sensing (heightened attention allowing (see deeply and collectively allowing groups and individuals to shift inner future possibilities to emerge) place from which they function)
  18. 18. Eye of the storm is calm. Yet formation of an eye is almost always an indicator of increasing strength.
  19. 19. One movement, five processes
  20. 20. Invite people into your kitchen to bake the cake together. Suspend judgment.
  21. 21. Strip down so new possibility can emerge
  22. 22. Experiment. Integrate. Improvise.
  23. 23. Listen and perform beyond the self.
  24. 24. Core competencies
  25. 25. In a nutshell, anything above U is superficial.
  26. 26. In summary.
  27. 27. Was U Control Improvise Talk Connect Learn from the past Learn from the future IQ IQ+EQ+SQ Reflect Act
  28. 28. Action U End of Analysis Paralysis.