Margaret J. Wheatley Quotes

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When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose responses other than aggression, we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans. -Margaret J. Wheatley
Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place. -Margaret J. Wheatley
Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence. -Margaret J. Wheatley
There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about. -Margaret J. Wheatley
Life is creative. It makes it up as it goes along. -Margaret J. Wheatley
The future cannot be determined. I can only be experienced as it is occurring. Life doesn't know what it will be until it notices what it has become. -Margaret J. Wheatley
We are, always, poets, exploring possibilities of meaning in a world which is also all the time exploring possibilities. -Margaret J. Wheatley
Without aggression, it becomes possible to think well, to be curious about differences, and to enjoy each other's company. -Margaret J. Wheatley
All of us need better skills in listening, conversing, respecting one another's uniqueness, because these are essential for strong relationships. -Margaret J. Wheatley
Listening is a reciprocal process - we become more attentive to others if they have attended to us. -Margaret J. Wheatley
This is a world of process, not a world of things. -Margaret J. Wheatley
I believe that our very survival depends upon us becoming better systems thinkers. -Margaret J. Wheatley
Aggression is the most common behavior used by many organizations, a nearly invisible medium that influences all decisions and actions. -Margaret J. Wheatley
The things we fear most in organizations - fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances - are the primary sources of creativity. -Margaret J. Wheatley
We could focus our efforts on discovering solutions that work uniquely for us. -Margaret J. Wheatley
The future cannot be determined. It can only be experienced as it occurring. Life doesn't know what it will be until it notices what it has become. -Margaret J. Wheatley
When error holds so much power, play disappears. Creativity ceases. -Margaret J. Wheatley
Thinking is always dangerous to the status quo. [...] The moment you start thinking, you'll want to change something. -Margaret J. Wheatley
Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes. -Margaret J. Wheatley
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