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Meg Wheatley

1944 CE –

Bringing ancient wisdom into the modern world.

Global citizen, author, and management consultant who brought contemplation, systems thinking, chaos theory, and a natural science approach into the business world; Wheatley has had a powerful influence over organizations from schools to churches, from non-profits to governments, from major corporation to small, developing country start-ups. Working on every inhabited continent, more than 40 countries, and with every type of organization; she’s helped and inspired fruitful changes creating better organizations, societies, and work-place interactions. A student of Pema Chödrön and Namkhai Norbu, she’s one of the most interesting examples of bringing ancient wisdom into the modern world.

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Quotes by Meg Wheatley (11 quotes)

“real social change comes from the ageless process of people thinking together in conversation”

Themes: Change

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“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.”

Themes: Contemplation

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“Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.”

Themes: Meaningfulness

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“Hopelessness has surprised me with patience.”

Themes: Patience Hope

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“We know from science that nothing in the universe exists as an isolated or independent entity.”

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“When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors, they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed.”

Themes: Leadership

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“Too many problem-solving sessions become battlegrounds where decisions are made based on power rather than intelligence.”

Themes: Power Problems

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“Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences, is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place.”

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“Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die.”

Themes: Death and Dying

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“Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone's commitment and intelligence.”

Themes: Skillful Means

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“The things we fear most in organizations—fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances—are the primary sources of creativity.”

Themes: Creativity

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