Otto is co-author, with Peter Senge, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers, of Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, published by the Society for Organizational Learning in 2004. In a forthcoming book, Presencing: The Blind Spot of Leadership (working title), he describes the theory and practice of sensing and actualizing emerging futures in the context of personal, institutional, and global change.
He is also the host of a global webcast series on science, wisdom awareness, and global change at the beginning of the twenty-first century, a program co-sponsored by the new Library of Alexandria, Egypt, and the Society for Organizational Learning, of which he is a founding research member. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and management from Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. His article “Strategic Leadership within the Triad Growth-Employment-Ecology” won the McKinsey Research Award in 1991.
With his colleagues, Otto has used presencing to facilitate profound innovation and change processes both within companies and across societal systems. He lives with his wife and two children in Boston, MA.
Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future with P. Senge, J. Jaworski and B. S. Flowers (The Society for Organizational Learning, 2004)
“The Presence of the Circle Being” a conversation
with the Circle of Seven, Ashland, OR, Sept. 2003
For more on what Otto Scharmer calls “the circle being,” see http://www.dialogonleadership.org/interviewC07.htm
MIT Open Course Ware, Sloan School of Management
Leadership Lab for Corporate Social Innovation
A sample of Otto Scharmer's corporate course ware developed for MIT's Sloan School of Management.
The Society for Organizational Learning
SoL fosters collaboration among corporations that are committed to fundamental organizational change and to building learning organizations.
An international consulting firm that helps clients create new realities by sensing and actualizing emerging opportunities.
Global Leadership Initiative
This institute is dedicated to building leadership capacity, tackling critical social issues, and producing concrete results.