Book News: February 26th, 2009

By C Otto Scharmer

In three segments, “Shifting the Social Field,” “Facing Three Enemies,” and “A 12-Step Presencing Practice,” Scharmer introduces the social technology of presencing to management and management science. The learning and change theories that guide leaders’ actions are based on reflecting on past experience. But the complex challenges facing us today require a new form of learning – one that connects us to the emerging future.

“Presencing,” a blend of “presence” and “sensing,” refers to the ability to sense and bring into the present one’s highest future potential. Scharmer shows us our current blind spot and encourages co-creation of a future that depends on each of us.

Published by Barnes and Noble. ISBN 9781576757635. 26.05 dollars US.