The rate of change in the world is very rapid. What you or your team might have become adept at can quickly evaporate. If your organization is unable to stay on top of radical change, it will be unable to stay ahead of new or existing competitors. Staying ahead means having an organization able to learn and get better. Unfortunately, this can run counter to leaderships abilities, often based on dated beliefs and linear thinking perpetrating the status quo. Brutally confronting facts, being straight forward and having people with the accumen and ability to understand the best path is a rare combination; hence the reason applications of learning organization disciplines are uncommon today. Watch Harvard Professors David Garvin and Amy Edmondson describe how learning organizations generate and act on new knowledge enabling companies to stay ahead of change and the competition.