We don't have to agree with each other in order to think well together. There is no need for us to be joined at the head. We are already joined by our human hearts. --Margaret Wheatley

Don't Be So Sure

Don't Be So Sure

May 19, 2014-- Margaret Wheatley explains why now, more than ever, we need curiosity and a willingness to embrace uncertainty in order to deal with the challenges of our time. "I'm not suggesting we let go of our beliefs altogether, only that we become curious about what someone else believes...When we listen with less judgment, we always develop better relationships with [those we thought we couldn't understand]." These relationships, she argues, are one of the keys to developing creative solutions to the world's most pressing problems. (22028 reads)

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Take ActionAs Margaret Wheatley suggests: "Today, begin a conversation with someone who thinks differently from you...Try to stop the voice of judgment or opinion and just listen. At the end, notice whether you learned anything new. Notice whether you developed a better relationship with the person you talked with. If you try this with several people, you might find yourself delighted to realize how many unique ways there are to be human."

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