Margaret J. Wheatley Quotes

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Margaret J. Wheatley Quotes

One of the easiest human acts is also the most healing. Listening to someone. Simply listening. Not advising or coaching, but silently and fully listening.
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It's not differences that divide us. It's our judgments about each other that do.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

We are, always, poets, exploring possibilities of meaning in a world which is also all the time exploring possibilities.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

To name is to make visible.

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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.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Aggression only moves in one direction - it creates more aggression.

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In virtually every organization, regardless of mission and function, people are frustrated by problems that seem unsolvable.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Most people associate command and control leadership with the military.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

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.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

A leader is one who ... Has more faith in people than they do, and ... who holds opportunities open long enough for their competence to re-emerge.

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We would do well to ponder the realization that love is the most potent source of power.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Thinking is always dangerous to the status quo. [ ... ] The moment you start thinking, you'll want to change something.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Perseverance is a choice. It's not a simple, one-time choice, it's a daily one. There's never a final decision.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

Our growing addiction to the Internet is impairing precious human capacities such as memory, concentration, pattern recognition, meaning-making, and intimacy. We are becoming more restless, more impatient, more demanding, and more insatiable, even as we become more connected and creative. We are rapidly losing the ability to think long about any- thing, even those issues we care about. We flit, moving restlessly from one link to another.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

A world based on machine images is a world filled with boundaries. In a machine, every piece knows its place.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

In fact, Western culture has spent decades drawing lines and boxes around interconnected phenomena. We've chunked the world into pieces rather than explored its webby nature.

— Margaret J. Wheatley

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