Margaret J. Wheatley
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Margaret J. Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley, Ed.D.

Margaret Wheatley writes, teaches and speaks about how we can organize and accomplish work in chaotic times, sustain our relationships, and willingly step forward to serve. Since 1973, Meg has worked with an unusually broad variety of organizations: Her clients and audiences range from the head of the U.S. Army to twelve-year-old Girl Scouts, from CEOs and government ministers to small town ministers, from large universities to rural aboriginal villages. All of these organizations and people wrestle with a common dilemma--how to maintain their integrity, focus and effectiveness as they cope with the relentless upheavals and rapid shifts of this troubling time. But there is another similarity: a common human desire to find ways to live together more harmoniously, more humanely, so that more people may benefit.

She has written several best-selling books. Her new book, published October 2012 is
So Far From Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World.
Her other books are:
* Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey Into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now, co-authored with Deborah Frieze.
* Perseverance
* Leadership and the New Science (18 languages and third edition)
* Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future (seven languages and second edition)
* Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time.
* A Simpler Way (co-author Myron Kellner-Rogers)

Meg earned her doctorate in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University, and a masters in Media Ecology from New York University. She also studied at University College London, U.K. She has been a global citizen since her youth, serving in the Peace Corps in Korea in the 1960s, and has taught, consulted or served in an advisory capacity on all continents (except Antarctica). She began her career as a public school teacher, and also has been a professor in two graduate management programs (Brigham Young University and Cambridge College Massachusetts).

She is co-founder and President emerita of The Berkana Institute, founded in 1991. Berkana has been a leader in experimenting with new organizational forms based on a coherent theory of living systems. We have worked in partnership with a rich diversity of people around the world who strengthen their communities by working with the wisdom and wealth already present in their people, traditions and environment

Meg has received several awards and honorary doctorates. In 2003, The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) honored her for her contribution "to workplace learning and development" and dubbed her "a living legend." In April 2005, she was elected to the Leonardo Da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking for her contribution to the development of the field of systems thinking. In 2010, she was appointed by the White House and the Secretary of the Interior to serve on the National Advisory Board of the National Parks System; her primary responsibility is to support the growth of a 21st century culture of adaptation and innovation throughout the system.

She returns from her frequent global travels to her home in the mountains of Utah and the true peace of wilderness. She has raised a large family now dispersed throughout the U.S. and is a very happy mother and grandmother.

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Best Sellers

    • Who Do We Choose to Be?

    • Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity
    • By: Margaret J. Wheatley
    • Narrated by: Margaret J. Wheatley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Who Do We Choose to Be? is a book that offers a path for leaders to engage wisely with the destructive dynamics of this time that manifest at every level, from individual to organizational to global....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timely. Scary. Ultimately Inspirational.

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-11-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Leadership and the New Science

    • Discovering Order in a Chaotic World
    • By: Margaret J. Wheatley
    • Narrated by: Margaret J. Wheatley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Recent discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology have transformed the way we think...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Short version

    • By cocopuff on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Walk Out Walk On

    • A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now (Currents)
    • By: Margaret Wheatley, Deborah Frieze
    • Narrated by: Margaret Wheatley, Deborah Frieze
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    From Mexico to South Africa, we discover that all communities have the intelligence and inventiveness to solve their seemingly insolvable problems....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your time or money

    • By CollinsAx on 04-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Turning to One Another

    • Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future
    • By: Margaret J. Wheatley
    • Narrated by: Margaret J. Wheatley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Margaret Wheatley proposes that citizens band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for social change....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Save us from author readings...

    • By Cory on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Simpler Way

    • By: Margaret J. Wheatley, Myron Kellner-Rogers
    • Narrated by: Margaret J. Wheatley, Myron Kellner-Rogers
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Whether on the job or at home, we've all yearned for a way to simplify our lives and become more organized...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A simpler way of practicing what you preach

    • By RJD on 12-28-03

    Regular price: $12.57

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