Leadership and the New Science

  • by Margaret J. Wheatley
  • Narrated by Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Recent discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology have transformed the way we think of the "orderly universe." But did you know that the "New Science" can also be applied to the way we organize work, people, and our lives? Author Margaret J. Wheatley shows us how our new understanding of science and the meaning of life can lead to a powerful new view of the business world. Wheatley believes that, just as our world has become nonlinear and filled with constant transition, we must change many of our outmoded management methods. Her book examines conflicts between order and chaos, autonomy and control, structure and flexibility, and planning and innovation, inviting us to transform our way of thinking and adapt ourselves - and our companies - to the 21st century.


What the Critics Say

"Margaret Wheatley pushes our thinking about people and organizations to a new dimension." (Kenneth H. Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager)


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Margaret Wheatley has somehow managed to put the impossibly tricky ideas from new science into a language and "real life" context. I have been dipping in and out of this book for several years and it has been a great friend in making sense of tough times, in shaping my identity as a leader and keeps taking me to some interesting places. I would never have thought that losing the ability to feel bored in leadership and management in social sciences could be possible and that a book on scientific theory would be responsible for this. I wish I had found this summary a long time ago.
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- Katherine May

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-12-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books