"Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"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."