C. Otto Scharmer is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and the founding chair of the Presencing
Institute. He is faculty chair of MIT's IDEAS program; visiting
professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing; and a cofounder of the
Global Wellbeing and Gross National Happiness Lab, which links
innovators from Bhutan, India, China, Brazil, Europe, and the
United States to prototype profound innovations in government,
business, education, and civil society. He is the coauthor of
Leading from the Emerging Future and Presence.
Foreword author Peter Senge is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning North America and the coauthor of the bestselling book, The Fifth Discipline.
"Scharmer's Theory U model of how to open our mind, emotions, and
will to moments of discovery and mutual understanding is profound
and much needed."
--Edgar Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management
"The impact of the Theory U method on our organization is remarkable, but even more important is the amazing personal growth many leaders have experienced. Scharmer's work has allowed them to experience a new approach to the world."
--Marcia Marsh, Chief Operating Officer, World Wildlife Fund
"Theory U offers a unique integral perspective combined with a practical approach to addressing the megaissues facing our world today."
--Jack Jacometti, Director, Institute for Integrated Economic Research
"This book is an inspiration. It gives definition to the mystery of the creative process."
--Eileen Fisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer, Eileen Fisher Inc.