Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

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Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World

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The new edition of the bestselling, acclaimed, and influential guide to applying the new science to organizations and management. In this new edition, Margaret Wheatley describes how the new science radically alters our understanding of the world and how it can teach us to live and work well together in these chaotic times.
 
We live in a time of chaos, rich in potential for new possibilities. A new world is being born. We need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us now. New science—the new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics that are changing our understanding of how the world works—offers this guidance. It describes a world where chaos is natural, where order exists "for free." It displays the intricate webs of cooperation that connect us. It assures us that life seeks order, but uses messes to get there.
 
This book will teach you how to move with greater certainty and easier grace into the new forms of organizations and communities that are taking shape. You'll learn that:
 
•                Relationships are what matters—even at the subatomic level
•                Life is a vast web of interconnections where cooperation and participation are required
•                Chaos and change are the only route to transformation
 
In this expanded edition, Wheatley provides examples of how non-linear networks and self-organizing systems are flourishing in the modern world. In the midst of turbulence, Wheatley shows, we create work and lives rich in meaning.

Margeret Wheatley, EdD, writes, teaches and speaks about how to restore hope and sanity to organizations. She has been a management professor and consultant since 1973. She travels the world willingly in support of life-affirming leaders everywhere.

ISBN: 9781576753446

ISBN-10: 9781576753446

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 09/03/2006 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/03/2006 - 12:00am

Pages: 248

Language: English

Categories

Business & Economics / Management Science

Science

Business & Economics / Leadership