PhD, Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Founding Chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), a global network of people and institutions working together for systemic change. His work centers on promoting shared understanding of complex issues and shared leadership for creating healthier human systems. This has involved major cross-sector collaborative projects focused on global food systems, climate change, circular (zero waste) business models and regenerative economies. Today he focuses on advancing a “compassionate systems” approach to shaping the future of education with the new Center for Systems Awareness.
Peter Senge has been at the forefront of organizational learning, leadership development and systems change since his classic text The Fifth Discipline in 1990 and has been involved in founding organizations and networks to advance theory, method and practice like the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), the Academy for Systems Change, and the new Center for Systems Awareness. His work centers on promoting shared understanding of complex issues and shared leadership for healthier human systems and includes major initiatives focused on global food systems, climate change and the future of education.
The Fifth Discipline (over two million copies sold) was recognized by the Financial Times as one of five “most important” management books and by Harvard Business Review as establishing the learning organization as “one of the seminal ideas of the last 75 years.” He is also co-author of three related fieldbooks, Presence and The Necessary Revolution. The Journal of Business Strategy named him one of the 24 people who had the greatest influence on business strategy in the 20th century and the Schwab Foundation a Global Thought Leader for Social Innovation in 2019.