Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Societyby Peter Senge, C. Otto Sharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers
This is a very interesting book. I picked it up out of the Managment & Leadership section of the Barnes & Noble where I used to work because it was going to be sent back to the publisher and it looked very interesting. I knew if I sent it back I would be stuck trying to order it or waiting until the paperback came out. It seems the paperback still hasn’t come out.
I expected this to be a guidebook for implementing/executing organizational change, but what I found was much more complex. This book shows how seemingly unconnected systems connect and rely on each other. It explores how the individual relates to the groups of which it is a part, and how those relationships (and their health) are essential to the well-being of the groups. It explores how to begin to see things from other perspectives and how to help others come to that ability.
I’m very glad I read this – and I know I need to read it again for better understanding. Anyone looking to create change will find this book valuable.