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



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Bestselling author and renowned speaker Margaret Wheatley returns with an expanded version of her classic international bestseller Leadership and the New Science. It is possible to find stability and confidence within this new setting of chaos, and uncertainty. It is just a matter of appropriately recreating our lives and work. Leadership and the New Science will show how this can be done. As a new edition to this classic text, Wheatley shows how examples of non-linear networks and organisations are flourishing in the modern world. By explaining how numerous companies that use self- organising dynamics (such as E-bay and various search engines) are all prospering Wheatley reinforces the implications of her prodigal work and proves the increasing necessity of employing these principles.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Maps to the Real World ix
Introduction: Searching for a Simpler Way to Lead Organizations 3(14)
Discovering an Orderly World
Newtonian Organizations in a Quantum Age
Space Is Not Empty: Invisible Fields That Shape Behavior
The Participative Nature of the Universe
Change, Stability, and Renewal: The Paradoxes of Self-Organizing Systems
The Creative Energy of the Universe---Information
Chaos and the Strange Attractor of Meaning
Change---The Capacity of Life
The New Scientific Management
The Real World
Epilogue: Journeying to a New World 189(6)
To Further Explore the Ideas and Work of Margaret Wheatley 195(1)
The Berkana Institute 196(2)
Bibliography 198(7)
Index 205(10)
About the Author 215

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