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Margaret J. Wheatley
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

Without aggression, it becomes possible to think well, to be curious about differences, and to enjoy each other's company.


We have created trouble for ourselves in organizations by confusing control with order.


Most people associate command and control leadership with the military.


For me, this is a familiar image - people in the organization ready and willing to do good work, wanting to contribute their ideas, ready to take responsibility, and leaders holding them back, insisting that they wait for decisions or instructions.


I believe that our very survival depends upon us becoming better systems thinkers.


Even though worker capacity and motivation are destroyed when leaders choose power over productivity, it appears that bosses would rather be in control than have the organization work well.


For eons, humans have struggled to find less destructive ways of living together.


Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome.


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