"I'm sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory of command and control."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Margaret J. Wheatley on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Margaret J. Wheatley on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Margaret J. Wheatley on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Margaret J. Wheatley on Winston Churchill
"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."