"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Margaret J. Wheatley on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Margaret J. Wheatley on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Margaret J. Wheatley on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Margaret J. Wheatley on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Margaret J. Wheatley on Maya Angelou
"In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together."
"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."
"I think we have to notice that the business processes we use right now for thinking and planning and budgeting and strategy are all delivered on very tight agendas."
"The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control."
"Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place."