Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline, Senior lecturer at MIT and Founder of the Society for Organizational Learning shares his perspectives on leadership and systems thinking. Senge focuses on the problems that are most difficult to solve and the mental models today’s leaders need in order to build a smarter planet. Working smarter means working in ways that are collective and are based on collective intelligence across cities and supply chains to produce social, ecological and economic well being.
The problem with school he says is that it is very individualistic. It is very much about the smart kids and the dumb kids. That is not the kind of smartness we need. The smartness we need is collective. We need communities that work differently. The kind of smartness we need will never be achieved by a handful of smart individuals. It is never about the smartest guys in the room, It is about what we can do collectively.
All of us are smarter than any of us.