- 1 1 People support what they create
- 2 2 People act responsibly when they care
- 3 3 Conversation is the way human beings have always thought
- 4 4 To change the conversation, change who is in it
- 5 5 Expect leaders to come from anywhere
- 6 6 Focusing on what is working gives us energy and creativity
- 7 7 The wisdom resides within us
- 8 8. Everything is a failure in the middle
- 9 9 Humans can handle anything as long as we're together
- 10 10 Generosity, forgiveness and love
- 11 Also see her articles & poems:
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Margaret J. Wheatley (commonly Meg Wheatley) is a writer and management consultant who studies organizational behavior.
Her approach includes systems thinking, theories of change, chaos theory, leadership and the learning organization: particularly its capacity to self-organize.
She describes her work as opposing "highly controlled mechanistic systems that only create robotic behaviors."
"how often do we use conversation rather than a more technical problem solving process?
Where do our conversations occur?"
"are we stuck in this conversation?
Do our conversations go 'round and 'round and lead nowhere?
What new people could we invite into the conversation?"
"When have we been most energised for our work?
Why did we have so much energy?
What is possible here, and who cares?"
"do we look inside our community expecting to find the answers there? Or do we look outside for best practice?"
At the end of all our struggles & travails
We were together.
I forget the rest.