Otto Scharmer

Presencing: Human Potential and the Field of the Future

A Voices from the Edge presentation


Otto Scharmer, MIT professor, organizational consultant, and co-author of Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, believes we must shape our future by responding to it now. To achieve this, he and his associates at SOL (the Society for Organizational Learning) have described and developed a technique called “presencing” (as in pre-sensing the future). In this Voices presentation recorded in Boston, Scharmer discusses the power of presencing, his organizational model centered on presencing, called the “U-Theory,” and his global vision for consciously evolving ourselves and our civilization.

This talk is in four parts:

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: The Blind Spot of Leadership

Part 3: Three Global Shifts

Part 4: Seven Propositions for Emergence

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