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Peter Senge

Influential speaker and author on organisational strategy, well known for his book "The Fifth Discipline". An expert on personal growth, human values and team efforts.


Internationally renowned organisational strategist Peter M. Senge has transformed the way in which modern businesses are managed. Author of some of the most influential books on such strategy, including The Fifth Discipline - a bestseller considered one of the greatest works of its kind - Senge is also an accomplished speaker who has worked with businesses the world over. His focus on personal growth, human values and team efforts have seen him become a leader in his field.

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About Peter Senge


Internationally renowned for his concepts in organisational strategy, Peter M. Senge has transformed the success of numerous businesses and individuals through his unique approach to structure. His focus on allowing team members to work together toward a common goal, decentralising leadership, has proved effective time and time again. Enabling team members to feel valued and empowered within their roles not only helps them on an individual level, it also aids team success by increasing motivation. Senges methods have proved successful for major organisations in both public and private sectors. As a lecturer and speaker, Senge has worked throughout the world, his approachability and dynamic personality making him a naturally successful communicator.

Many years of research at MIT saw Senge become a foremost expert in how organisations can develop their workforce for improved all round success. His books, focusing on his findings, have become highly successful, teaching the importance of providing learning opportunities within the workplace and of continuous adaptation and improvement within organisations. It was his work in such areas which saw him named one of the 24 Strategists of the Century by the Journal of Business Strategy; he is lauded for his influence on the way in which modern businesses are run. In addition to his books, Senge has written numerous scholarly articles and has contributed to a number of highly regarded journals. A founder of the Society for Organisational Learning (SoL) at MIT, he continues to enhance business structure and strategy for the benefit of companies and individuals around the globe.

Senge attended Stanford University, where he studied aerospace engineering and philosophy. After achieving his Bachelors degree he went on to achieve a Masters in social systems and a Ph.D in management at MIT.

Awards, Accolades, Achievements, Honours

  • Faculty Member - MIT
  • Senior lecturer - System Dynamics Group, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Former Director - Center for Organizational Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Founding chair - Society for Organizational Learning (SoL)
  • One of the Top 20 Most Influential Business Thinkers - Wall Street Journal (2008)
  • Thinkers 50 (2007)
  • One of the Top Ten Management Gurus - Businessweek (2001)
  • One of the Worlds Top Management Gurus - Financial Times (2000)
  • One of the 24 People Who Have Had The Greatest Influence On Business Strategy Over The Last 100 Years - Journal of Business Strategy (1999)

Current/Past Roles and Positions

  • Faculty member, MIT
  • Former director of the Center for Organisational Learning, MIT
  • Named a 'Strategist of the Century' by the Journal of Business Strategy
  • Bestselling author of books including The Fifth Discipline
  • Ranked in the 2007 Thinkers 50

Speaking Style

An understanding of the necessary components of successful team work combined with engaging and passionate delivery have allowed Senge to become a sought after speaker.

Speaking Topics


  • A Strategy for Learning and Leadership
  • Transformational Collaborations to Sustain O
  • A New Role for Hierarchy
  • How People Learn & Change
  • Learning for Innovation in Product Development

Testimonials


Testimonial for The Fifth Discipline: "One of the seminal management books of the past seventy-five years." - Harvard Business Review

Testimonial for The Fifth Discipline: "A management classic." - Boston Globe

Books By Peter Senge


  • The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization (1990)
  • The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994)
  • The Dance of Change (1999)
  • Schools that Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares about Education (2000)
  • The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World (2008)
  • Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future (2004)
  • Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, 'Organizations, and Society' (2005)

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