Senge’s laws of the Fifth discipline

In the book “The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization”, Peter Senge define a set of laws or truths, that leaders can use to guide themselves when dealing with organizations.

The 11 laws

  1. Today’s problems come from yesterday’s solutions.
  2. The harder you push, the harder the system pushes back.
  3. Behavior grows better before it grows worse.
  4. The easy way out usually leads back in.
  5. The cure can be worse than the disease. Faster is slower.
  6. Cause and effect are not closely related in time and space.
  7. Small changes can produce big results.
  8. You can have your cake and eat it too – but not at once.
  9. Dividing an elephant in half does not produce two small elephants. There is no blame.

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