9781576753446

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9781576753446

  • ISBN10:

    1576753441

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/30/2006
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

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Summary

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
17(10)
Newtonian Organizations in a Quantum Age
27(22)
Space Is Not Empty: Invisible Fields That Shape Behavior
49(12)
The Participative Nature of the Universe
61(14)
Change, Stability, and Renewal: The Paradoxes of Self-Organizing Systems
75(18)
The Creative Energy of the Universe---Information
93(22)
Chaos and the Strange Attractor of Meaning
115(22)
Change---The Capacity of Life
137(20)
The New Scientific Management
157(12)
The Real World
169(20)
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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