Jun 15, 2018-- A traditional concept in organizational leadership is that people resist change, so the standard antidote is for strong leadership to manipulate change. Yet in this article, Margaret Wheatley upends this idea of control and shows that humans are similar to natural ecosystems with an inherent impulse to grow. Life always wants to emerge, create and evolve both on the individual level and within large groups. By allowing change to come from within a system, people can be engaged in their own evolution to find creative solutions to problems rather than being directed to change by an outside leader. The implication for everyday life, especially in these trying and anxious times, is that we can respond to seeming chaos by knowing there is a self-organizing principle at work in the world and that ultimately we can be hopeful as long as we participate in creating new life out of the turmoil. (8454 reads)
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We carry our childhood with us.
Gary D. Schmidt
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