Publications


Books | Executive Summaries | Articles + Papers | Interviews + Podcasts | Commentaries | Videos | Presentations


Books

2016. Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges 2nd Edition. San Francisco, CA; Berrett-Koehler Publishers

2013. Leading From the Emerging Future: From Ego-system to Eco-system Economies (with Katrin Kaufer). San Francisco, CA; Berrett-Koehler Publishers

2008. Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges. San Francisco, CA; Berrett-Koehler Publishers

2004. Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future.  (with P. Senge, J. Jaworski, B.S. Flowers) Cambridge, MA: SoL Press.

2000. Universität im 21. Jahrhundert, Zur Interdepenz von Begriff und organization der Wissenschaft. (co edited with St. Laske, T. Scheytt, C. Meister-Scheytt) Maring: Rainer Hampp Verlag.

1996.  Reflexive Modernisierung des Kapitalismus als Revolution von inmen. Auf der Suche nach Infrastruckturen einer lernenden Gesellschaft (Reflective  Moderization of Capitalism:  Toward Infrastructures of a Learning Society). Stuttgart”: Schaffer-Poeschel.

1991. Ästhetik als Kategorie strategischer Führung (Aesthetics as a Category of Strategic Leadership). Der ästhetische Typus von Organisationen. Stuttgart: Urachhausverlag.

 

Articles & Papers

2016. Scharmer, Otto: Universitat als Ort der Erneuerung. In: Kovce, Ph, and B. Priddat (eds):  Studium der Zukunft. Aussichten der Universitat.

2015. Awareness-Based Action Research: Catching Social Reality Creation in Flight. By Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer. in: Hilary Bradbury (ed), Action Research, 3rd edition. L.A.: Sage, 2015, pp. 199.

2015. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion; Taylor & Francis Group; Exploring transcendental leadership: a conversation. J. Barney, J. Wicks, C.O. Scharmer & K. Pavlovich.

2014. Questions for Presencing and Theory U, An Interview with Otto Scharmer by Questions for Living

2014. Otto Scharmer über Society 4.0, Gegenwartskrise und evolutionäres Denken, da Vinci Das Lese Radio, February/March 2014

2013.  Open Democracy, From ego-system to eco-system economies by Otto Scharmer, 23 September 2013

2013. Evolve, Magazin für Bewusstsein und Kultur, 2013 - An interview with Otto Scharmer

2013. SoL Reflections, Vol.13, #2, Leading the Relational Inversion from Ego to Eco, Scharmer and Kaufer, 2013

2013. Kooperation leben - auch am Marktplatz!, TAU - Magazin für Barfußpolitik, April, 2013.

2013. EnlightenNext Impulse Interview, A conversation with Otto Scharmer

2013. Otto Scharmer über Society 4.0, Gegenwartskrise und evolutionäres Denken, News Network Anthroposophy Limited, April 8, 2013

2013.  Financial Times. Schools can help spark change required to address world crises, by Otto Scharmer September 1, 2103 edition.

2013. 30 Years of Building Learning Communities: A Dialogue with Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, and Darcy Winslow. Reflections: The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and Change, Volume 12 and Volume 13.

2012. Die Zukunft ist jetzt wit Otto Scharmer, Wir Menschen im Wandel Leseprobe.

2012.  Sustainable Development Drivers by Zoeteman, K. (contributor: Scharmer, C.O.)  The Role of Leadership in Government, Business and NGO Performance.  Edward Elgar Publishing.



2012. Interview with Otto Scharmer (Portuguese) A Vez do Ecoismo, 8, Janeiro 2012.



2011. Leading from the Emerging Future: Minds for Change - Future of Global Development, Scharmer, C. O., Paper prepared for Ceremony to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the BMZ Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin, Germany, November, 2011.



2011. Change Management Morgen–13 Thesen, published in OrganisationsEntwicklung Nr.4, p.36-39.



2011. u.school: an awareness-based global leadership platform - building cross-sector capacity for resilient societies, Draft 2.0, Scharmer, C. O., Dayna Cunningham, and Katrin Kaeufer, May 2011.



2010. Il Punto Cieco della Leadership nelle Organizzazioni, document prepared for the World Economic Forum, Tianjin, Repubblica Popolare Cinese, 13-15 settembre 2010.



2010. The Blind Spot of Institutional Leadership: How To Create Deep Innovation Through Moving from Egosystem to Ecosystem Awareness, Scharmer, C. O., Paper prepared for: World Economic Forum, Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Tianjin, People's Republic of China, September 2010.



2010. Seven Acupuncture Points for Shifting Capitalism to Create a Regenerative Ecosystem Economy, Scharmer, C. O., Oxford Leadership Journal, June 2010, Volume 1, Issue 3.



2009. Zukunft entsteht aus Kris, Riemann Verlag, Random House GmbH



2009. ELIAS: Creating Platforms for Leading and Innovating on the Scale of the Whole System, Scharmer, C. O., Paper prepared for FOSAD Workshop, Mount Grace Hotel, Magaliesburg.



2009. Field Based Leadership Development, Scharmer, C. O., Paper prepared for Round Table Meeting on Leadership For Development Impact The World Bank, The World Bank Institute, Washington, DC.



2009. The Blind Spot of Economic Thought: Seven Acupuncture Points for Shifting to Capitalism 3.0, Scharmer, C. O., Paper prepared for presentation at the Roundtable on Transforming Capitalism to Create a Regenerative Economy, Cambridge, MA.



2009. Presencing: Die Vergangenheit hinter sich lassen und das Neue erspuren, Von Dr. Claus Otto Scharmer, Business-Wissen.de (German)



2008. Transforming Capitalism: Mapping the Space of Today's Societal Leadership Action. Scharmer, C.O., Paper prepared for presentation at: Presencing Institute Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MA.



2008. Fuhrung vor der leeren Leinwand, published in Organisations Entwicklung, Nr. 2, p. 4-11.



2008. Innovations Start Small, Interview with Otto Scharmer in English and German



2007. Uncovering the Blind Spot of Leadership. Scharmer, C.O., Executive Forum: Leader to Leader.



2004. Awakening Faith in an Alternative Future. Senge, P.; Scharmer, C.O.; Jaworski, J.; Flowers, B.S.;



2003. The Blind Spot of Leadership. Presencing as a Social Technology of Freedom. Habilitation Thesis. Introduction.



2003. Breathing Life into a Dying System. Kaeufer, K; Scharmer, C.O.; Versteegen, U.



2002. Presencing: A Social Technology of Freedom. Interview with Dr. Claus Otto Scharmer.



2002. Presencing: Soziale Technologie der Freiheit. Interview mit Dr. Claus Otto Scharmer.



2002. Learning Communities: Toward a Triadic Differentiation of Learning Networks (with Peter Senge). In: Heinrich v. Pierer und Bolko von Oetinger (Hrsg.) A Passion for Ideas. A How Innovators Create and Shape Our World, 87-105. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press.



2002. Illuminating the Blind Spot. Leadership in the Context of Emerging Worlds, Summary Paper on an Ongoing Research Project (with W. Brian Arthur, Jonathan Day, Joseph Jaworski, Michael Jung, Ikujiro Nonaka, Peter M. Senge)  In: Leader to Leader, Spring 2002.



2001. Illuminating the Blind Spot. In: Leader to Leaders, Spring 2002.

(w W. Brian Arthur, Jonathan Day, Joseph Jaworski, Michael Jung, Ikujiro Nonaka, Peter M. Senge)



2001. Self-transcending knowledge: Sensing and Organizing Around Emerging Opportunities. In: Journal of Knowledge Management, Special Issue on Tacit Knowledge Exchange and Active Learning.



2001 The Pentagon Praxis. (with U. Versteegen, K. Kauefer) In: Reflections: The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning and Change (Cambridge, Mass.). Vol. 2, no. 1, pp 29-40



2001. Community Action Research (with Peter Senge). In: Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury (eds.), Handbook of Action Research. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.



2001. Self-transcending Knowledge: Organizing Around Emerging Realities. In: I. Nonaka and D.J. Teece (eds.) Managing Industrial Knowledge: New Perspectives of Knowledge-based Firms, pp. 68 – 90. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.



2001. Conversation with Khoo Boon. Interview by C. Otto Scharmer. In: Reflections: The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning and Change (Cambridge, Mass.), Vol. 2, no 3, 36-45



2000. Presencing: Learning from the Future as it Emerges. On the Tacit Dimension of Leading Revolutionary Change. Paper presented at the Conference on Knowledge and Innovation, May 25-26, 2000, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland.

2000. Leadership in the Digital Economy: Sensing and Actualizing Emerging Futures (with Joseph Jaworski) Society for Organizational Learning. Cambridge, Mass.,



2000. A Den Nya Ledarutmaningen: nyckelkompetenser I nya företag . (with Joseph Jaworski). In: Ledmotiv, Nummer 2: 63-74.



2000. Self-transcending Knowledge: Organizing Around Emerging Realities. In Soshiki Kaaku (Organizational Science), Vol. 33, no. 3 (March): 14-29.



2000. Universities as the Birthplace for the Creating Human Being. (with K. Kaeufer). In: Reflections: The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning and Change (Cambridge, Mass.)



2000. Universitäten als Geburtsstätte des unternehmenden Menschen. (mit K. Kaeufer) (German Version)



2000. Universität als Schauplatz für den unternehmerischen Menschen (with Katrin Kaeufer). Hochschulen als, Landestationen fuer für das In-die-Weit-Kommen des Neunen.A (Universities as the Birthplace for the Entrepreneurial Human Being) In: St. Laske, T. Scheytt, C. Meister-Scheytt, C. O. Scharmer (Hrsg.), Universität im 21. Jahrhundert, Zur Interdependenz von Vegriff und Organisation der Wissenschaft, S. 109-131. Merring: Rainer Hampp Verlag.



1999. Organizing Around Not-Yet-Embodied Knowledge. In: G.v. Krogh, I. Nonaka, and T. Nishiguchi (eds.), Knowledge Creation: A New Source of Value, pp. 36-60. New York: Macmilian.



1998. Jenseits von Hierarchien (with Peter Senge), Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie 2/1998. (Published by the German Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Technology).



1997. Rudolf Steiner: History as Development Towards Emancipation and Freedom. In: J. Galtung and S. Inahyatullah (eds.), Macro History and Macro Historians: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change, p. 90. 1997. Westport, Conn.: Praeger



1997. Auguste Comte: The Law of the Three Stages. In: J. Galtung and S. Inahyatullah (eds.), Macro History and Macro Historians: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change, pp. 54-60. Westport, Conn.: Praeger.



1997. A Max Weber: History as Interplay and Dichotomy of Rationalization and Charisma. In: J. Galtung and S. Inahyatullah (eds.), Macro History and Macro Historians: Perspectives on Individual, Social, and Civilizational Change, pp. 84-89. Westport, Conn.: Praeger.A



1997. Was ist Personal Mastery? 21 Thesen. Zwischen Selbstführung und Persönlichkeitsentfaltung (What Does Personal Mastery Mean? 21 Propositions). In: R. Benedikter (Hrsg.), Wirtschaft und Kultur in Gespräch. Zukunftsperspektiven der Wirtschaftskultur, S. 112-123. Bozen: Verlag Alpha und Beta.



1997. Von "Learning Organizations zu "Learning Communities": Über die Produktionsbedingungen gemeinsam hervorgebrachten Wissens (From Learning Organizations to Learning Communities: On the Conditions of Cogenerating Knowledge) (with Peter Senge). In: Heinrich v. Pierer und Bolko von Oetinger (Hrsg.), Wie kommt das Neue in die Welt? S. 99-111. München: Hanser Verlag.



1996. Infrastrukturen für lernende Organisationen (Infrastructures for Learning Organizations) (with Peter Senge). In: Zeitschrift für Führung und Organisation, Heft 1, pp. 32-36.



1994. Kopf, Herz und Hand. Die Anforderungen eines zukunftsfahigen Wohlstandsmodells an die Universitaten (Head, Heart and Hand: Requirements of the New Sustainability Model from Universities). In: Politische Okologie, Heft 39, November/December, pp. 51-54.



1994. Neues Wohlstandsmodell als Bildungsaufgabe (New Welfare Models as an Educational Task). In: Franz-Th. Gottwald et al. (Hrsg.), Bildung und Wohlstand, Auf dem Weg zu einer verträglichen Lebensweise, S. 14-25. Wiesbaden.



1993. Ästhetik als Kategorie strategischer Führung (Aesthetics as a Category of Strategic Leadership) . In: Bankspegal, Februar 1993, 1-2 (Part 1) and März 1993, 7-9 (Part II).

 

Working Papers

2002. Universities as the Birthplace for the Entrepreneurial Human Being (with Katrin Kaeufer). In: Reflections: The SoL Journal on Knowledge, Learning, and Change (Cambridge, Mass.).



2001. Illuminating the Blind Spot: Leadership in the Context of Emerging Worlds. Summary Paper on an Ongoing Research Project. (with W. Brian Arthur, Jonathan Day, Joseph Jaworski, Michael Jung, Ikujiro Nonaka, Peter M. Senge)



2001. Building Ba to Enhance Knowledge Creation and Innovation at Large Firms. Hitotsubashi University and MIT Sloan School of Management.



2000. Presencing: Learning from the Future as it Emerges: On the Tacit Dimension of Leading Revolutionary Change. Paper presented at the Conference on Knowledge and Innovation, May 25-26, 2000, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland.



2000 Leadership in the Digital Economy: Sensing and Actualizing Emerging Futures  (with Joseph Jaworski),. Society for Organization Learning, Cambridge, Mass., and Generon Consulting, Beverly, Mass.