Claus Otto Scharmer

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The paper introduces the concept of not-yet-embodied or self-transcending knowledge. The concept of self-transcending knowledge proposes a distinction between two types of tacit knowledge: tacit-embodied knowledge on the one hand and not-yet-embodied knowledge on the other hand. The distinction is relevant because each of the three forms of(More)
1 published in Trigon Themen, 2/2002 1 The interview was conducted by Werner A. Leeb after a workshop on presencing in March 2002 in Austria. Otto Scharmer is a lecturer and co-founder of the MIT Leadership Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a visiting professor at the Helsinki School of Economics. He also is a co-founder of the(More)
1 This paper reflects on the results of a global interview project with 25 thinkers on knowledge and leadership (see list of interviewees, p. 2). The full text of the interviews as well as this summary paper are accessible as free downloads from The authors thank Adam Kahane for his helpful comments.
W e live in a time of massive institutional failure , collectively creating results that nobody wants. Climate change. AIDS. Hunger. Poverty. Violence. Terrorism. The foundations of our social, economic, ecological, and spiritual well-being are in peril. Why do our attempts to deal with the challenges of our time so often fail? The cause of our collective(More)
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