"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."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."Margaret J. Wheatley on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."Margaret J. Wheatley on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Margaret J. Wheatley on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Margaret J. Wheatley on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."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."
"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."
"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."