"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Margaret J. Wheatley on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Margaret J. Wheatley on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Margaret J. Wheatley on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Margaret J. Wheatley on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."
"Organisations are now confronted with two sources of change: the traditional type that is initiated and managed and external changes over which no one has control."