Outside Insight: Balancing Private and Public Inquiry

Senge, Peter; Joni, Saj-Nicole
February 2005
Reflections;2005, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents a conversation between Peter Senge, founding chairperson of SoL, and Saj-nicole Joni, global business adviser, former software executive, and author of the book "The Third Opinion," about ways to support leaders engaged in collaborative decision making. According to Senge, a cornerstone of organizational learning is effective inquiry--enhancing the individual, team, and organizational skills necessary to inquire into complex and conflictual situations. When managers apply established ways of thinking and acting in knee-jerk fashion, without even realizing or questioning that this is happening, they make bad decisions, and they erode trust by failing to listen to differing points of view. INSETS: Outsiders in the Inner Circle;Important Inner-Circle Conversations;What Do You Look for in Your Most Important Advisers and....


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