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|Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field
Olen Gunnlaugson, Charles Baron, Mario Cayer.
In recent years, the utilization of Theory U has pushed the boundaries of traditional leadership and management thinking, making it an important aspect of change across a broad assortment of international businesses and communities.
Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field brings together an...
Leading from the Source: Exploring the Bottom of the U
Tom Karp, Lars Mortensen Lægreid.
In this chapter, the authors ask how a leader should connect to his or her source, and how to couple this connection to acts of taking leadership. Connecting to one’s source of leadership means taking a stand on a defined set of questions. It involves process and content and may be understood as an...
Presencing as Being in Care: Extending Theory U through a Relational Framework
Theory U invites us to co-create a new future through personal development, connecting with source, imaging, and designing with others. What is needed is guidance on the nature of being in relationship with others and our environment and participating in ways that foster transformative learning and...
Promoting Presence in Professional Practice: A Core Reflection Approach for Moving through the U
Fred A. J. Korthagen, Annemarieke Hoekstra, Paulien C. Meijer.
This contribution focuses on the connection between Scharmer's Theory U and individual coaching. How can Theory U be used in coaching for supporting transformational learning in coachees? First, the authors present an approach called Core Reflection. In this approach, Theory U is linked to specific...
Setting the Context for Transformation towards Authentic Leadership and Co-Creation
This chapter presents a new educational approach for developing authentic leadership and co-creation based on Theory U. The main arguments are that authentic leadership and co-creation develop together and cannot be taught through lecturing. Leaders must themselves experience going through the U in...
Theory U Applied in Transformative Development
Geoff Fitch, Terri O’Fallon.
In this chapter, the authors demonstrate how Theory U can be integrated into a long-term transformative learning context that involves both individual and collective processes of development and growth. They begin by examining the theoretical underpinnings of Theory U and how they relate to and inform...
Theory U and Team Performance: Presence, Participation, and Productivity
This chapter applies Scharmer’s Theory U to team performance, productivity, and learning. Key topics covered include counterproductive thought patterns, or habits, and how they can be overcome; the complementary notions of collective presence and authenticity; and the critical contributions of shared...
Aligning with the Emergent Future
Sue Guttenstein, Jane Lindsay, Charles Baron.
In Theory U, Otto Scharmer suggests that by working at the bottom of the U we can align with a positive future, which can then manifest through us. It requires our transcending our individual perspectives and analytic approaches. Instead, we access the implicit, intuitive wisdom of the larger...
Applying Theory U: The Case of the Creative Living Lab
Simone Schweikert, Jens O. Meissner, Patricia Wolf.
This chapter describes the results of a qualitative case study where Scharmer’s Theory U (Scharmer, 2007a) was applied to Creative Living Lab (CreaLab), an interdisciplinary program at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. This chapter discusses and explains why and how Theory U, the Living...
Theory U: Rethinking Business as Practical European Philosophy
Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Matt Statler.
The recent Carnegie report (Colby, et al., 2011) characterizes the goal of business education as the development of practical wisdom. In this chapter, the authors reframe Scharmer’s Theory U as an attempt to develop practical wisdom by applying certain European philosophical concepts. Specifically...