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Theory U

Leading From the Future as it Emerges

By C. Otto Scharmer
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Theory U: Leading From the Future as it Emerges by C. Otto Scharmer

Today, there are major societal shifts underway, each of which creates major challenges for the leaders of today and tomorrow. Theory U (2016) describes how the so-called U-process can be used to tackle those challenges collectively and implement the solutions quickly. This is achieved by tapping into the blind spot, the source of our deepest creative instincts.

  • Leaders and change activists in corporations, public institutions or any other organizations
  • Anyone interested in facilitating problem solving for groups
  • People interested in tapping into their deepest, most profound source of creativity

Otto Scharmer is a senior lecturer and chairman of the IDEAS program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked with several governments and prestigious companies like Google and Fujitsu to create innovation programs for them.

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