Peter Senge on the Necessary Revolution in Business

    Jan 24, 2019

    In today’s global business environment, it’s more and more difficult to gain a competitive edge, but it’s not impossible. Talent, potentially the most powerful source of competitive advantage, is available. In Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage, the follow up to his best selling book, Built To Change, Edward Lawler shows how organizations can combine the right organization design, management practices, and talent to gain a critical performance edge. Edward E. Lawler III is Distinguished Professor of Business at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and founder and director of the University's Center for Effective Organizations (CEO). CEO has been recognized by Fortune and other publications as one of the country's leading management research organizations. BusinessWeek has proclaimed Lawler one of the top six gurus in the field of management, and Human Resource Executive called him one of HR's most influential people. Workforce magazine identified him as one of the twentyfive visionaries who have shaped today's workplace over the past century. Professor Lawler is the author and co-author of 43 books. His most recent works include Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage and Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness, which was co-authored with Christopher G. Worley. Professor Lawler is the recipient of many awards including SHRM's Michael R. Losey award for which he was the first recipient. He is also a consultant to many governments and corporations including the majority of the Fortune 100. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * Talent Management * Essentials of Human Resources Management * Employee Retention Strategies: Fighting Turnover * Successfully Managing People * Planning and Managing Organizational Change To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: * The AMA Guide to Management Development, by Daniel R. Tobin, Ph.D., Margaret Pettingell * Bench Strength, by Dr. Robert W. Barner * Working Longer, by William J. Rothwell, Harvey Sterns, Diane Spokus, Joel Reaser * Strategic Staffing, by Thomas P. BechetImagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to power another. A world in which environmentally sound products and processes would be more cost-effective than wasteful ones. A world in which corporations forming...Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to power another. A world in which environmentally sound products and processes would be more cost-effective than wasteful ones. A world in which corporations forming partnerships with environmental and social justice organizations to ensure better stewardship of the earth and development of societies all over the world. Now, stop imagining - that world is already emerging. As Peter Senge and his co-authors reveal in The Necessary Revolution, companies around the world are boldly leading the change from dead-end "business as usual" tactics to transformative strategies that are essential for creating a flourishing, sustainable world. Peter Senge is senior lecturer at MIT and the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning. He was named as one of the 24 people who had "the greatest influence on business strategy over the last 100 years" by the Journal of Business Strategy. Senge is an author or co-author of several bestselling books, including The Fifth Discipline, Schools That Learn, and Presence. BRYAN SMITH, coauthor with Senge of The Dance of Change and two other Fifth Discipline fieldbooks, is a member of the faculty at York University's Sustainable Enterprise Academy, and president of Broad Reach Innovations, Inc..AMA_Edgewise_0830.mp3