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ALED 342/ALEC 609 DR. CHRIS TOWNSEND TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY The 5 Learning Organization Disciplines
The Disciplines SYSTEMS THINKING Look at interrelated forces See them as a part of a common process EXAMPLE = HULLABALOO
Good bye to texas university So long to the orange and the white Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys who show the real old fight 'the eyes of Texas are upon you' That is the song they sing so well Sounds Like Hell So good bye to texas university We're gonna beat you all to Chigaroogarem Chigaroogarem Rough, Tough, Real stuff, Texas A&M Saw varsity's horns off Saw varsity's horns off Saw varsity's horns off Short! A! Varsity's horns are sawed off Varsity's horns are sawed off Varsity's horns are sawed off Short! A!
The second verse of the Aggie War Hymn was written by J.J. "Pinky" Wilson in 1918 while he was standing guard on the Rhine River during World War I. When he returned to the U.S., he wrote the first verse (the one no one sings) in lieu of the fact that we don't always play t.u. However, the Ags of the time felt that the first verse was too much like the Ivy League fight songs and refused to sing it. As a result, it never caught on and that is why we sing the second verse twice. The Singing Cadets sing both verses of the song to reflect the entire work of Pinky Wilson.
The Aggie War Hymn Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck All hail to dear old Texas A&M Rally around Maroon and White Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys who show the real old fight That good old Aggie Spirit thrills us And makes us yell and yell and yell So let's fight for dear old Texas A&M We're gonna beat you all to Chigaroogarem Chigaroogarem Rough, Tough, real stuff Texas A&M
The Disciplines TEAM LEARNING Alignment and functioning as a whole Full coordination and sense of unity because members know what each other think EXAMPLE = Discuss and agree on what a Learning Community’s ground rules should be Turn in sheet with ideas for ground rules
The Disciplines PERSONAL MASTERY Creative tension between reality and vision Continual re-focus Master the principles underlying the WAY you produce results EXAMPLE = (next slide…)
What if…. The world was perfect? What COULD you do with the rest of your life? Reality sets in…What CAN you do with the rest of your life?
The Disciplines SHARED VISION Create a sense of purpose Bring people together Fulfill their greatest aspirations EXAMPLE = go on to next slide
Aggie Traditions "There's a Spirit can ne'er be told..." What does it mean to be a Texas Aggie? Since its beginning in 1876, Texas A&M has developed a rich heritage of traditions that have helped to develop character, leadership, unity, and public service in all its graduates. By experiencing these honored traditions you can begin to understand what is truly meant by "the Spirit of Aggieland."
The Disciplines MENTAL MODELS Images, assumptions we have of others, institutions, everything! See through your frame of reference EXAMPLE = SHERLOCK
Read through the scenario. Based on your observations….. 1. Would you accept the job if it were offered to you? 2. How confident are you that you would or would not enjoy working for this person? 3. What do you think would be your degree of satisfaction with this job? 4. How do you think you would be treated by your boss?