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Leading from the Emerging Future by Katrin Kaeufer, C. Otto Scharmer

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CHAPTER 6Leading the Relational Inversion:From Ego to Eco

The next revolution has to be a relational one: a revolution that transforms the quality of communicative action throughout social and economic systems. To make that shift, we need to bend the beam of conversational attention back to its source. Instead of just seeing others, we need to learn how to see ourselves through the eyes of others and of the whole.

One of the biggest challenges we face in moving toward an eco-system economy is to act collectively in ways that are intentional, effective, and co-creative. Over the past several years, I (Otto) have watched executives participate in a climate change simulation game at MIT, designed and led by MIT Professor John Sterman. He splits ...

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