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Otto Scharmer



Otto Scharmer, PhD, is a German economist, cofounder of the Presencing Institute, and cofounder of the MITx u.lab, an online course for leading change. In his bestselling books, Theory U and Presence, Scharmer introduced the concept of “presencing,” or learning from the emerging future to address the most pressing global challenges.

Otto Scharmer
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Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Healing Shared Trauma What can you do when you carry scars not on your body, but within your soul? And what happens when those spiritual wounds exist not just in you, but in everyone in your family, community, and even beyond? Spiritual teacher Thomas...

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Collective Trauma and Our Emerging Future

I often describe the collective trauma field as: imagine you’re growing up in an apartment and, all your life, you never took a step outside. And one day somebody visits you and asks you, “How does the house look from outside?” And you can’t tell them because you never saw it.

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Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future

Presence is an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, organizational learning pioneers Peter Senge, C.

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FindCenter Quotes Image. . . leadership is a distributed or collective capacity in a system, not just something that individuals do. Leadership is about the capacity of the whole system to sense and actualize the future that wants to emerge.

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Otto Scharmer on the Four Levels of Listening

Listening is the most underrated of leadership skills, leading to a disconnect between leaders and the situation. Otto describes four levels of listening. This is essential viewing for anyone desiring to truly understand situations.

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The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications

This book offers a concise, accessible guide to the key concepts and applications in Otto Scharmer's classic Theory U. Scharmer argues that our capacity to pay attention coshapes the world.

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It Takes a Journey

Sustainability can hardly be achieved in one fell swoop, it entails a step-by-step progression.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageLeadership in its essence is the capacity to shift the inner place from which we operate.

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Theory U - Learning from the Future as It Emerges | Otto Scharmer | TEDxTUHH

Otto Scharmer talks about how we, as individuals and collectively as a society, create results no one wants - ecological, social and spiritual divide. He talks about what causes such divides and how we can overcome them.

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Leadership Is to Shift the Inner Place from Where We Operate

A clip of Otto Scharmer from Global Classroom Lecture 2: Sensing.

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