Albert Einstein once said that problems cannot be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it. We cannot solve climate change, widespread poverty, terrorism, and violence with the same reactive mindset of the 19th and 20th century. Our challenges today require us to operate from an entirely new source dimension, a place where we are at our most creative, most effective, and most relevant.
In this article for the Daily Good, Otto Scharmer introduces to us the four types of listening and the information we pay attention to with each type. He also tells us of the results of each type of listening and why it is important that we are able to harness generative dialogue in our organizations. Scharmer also summarizes the new social technologies every leader must learn.
If you are a leader of an organization seeking to transform your communities, or the world in general, then this article is for you.