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Margaret Wheatley

Meg has worked for 40 years with leaders on all continents and with most types of organizations and communities. At this critical historic juncture, she feels compelled to challenge leaders with this question: “Who do we choose to be for this time?” Do we contribute to the deterioration of human capacity by our silence and compliance, or do we act bravely and use our power and influence to champion the human spirit, using the resources we have available to create islands of sanity wherever we can? Since 1973, she has taught, consulted, advised, and published seven award-winning books, beginning with the path-breaking Leadership and the New Science (1992, now in 18 languages). Her most recent book, So Far From Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World (Berrett-Koehler, October 2012), describes how we ended up in a world no one wants, a harsh, destructive world that’s emerged in spite of our best efforts to change it. Facing our current reality without the blinders of denial, she invites us to take on the role of warriors for the human spirit.

She is co-founder and President emerita of The Berkana Institute. Berkana has worked globally with local communities on many continents; these have responded to the global crisis by moving courageously into the future now, experimenting with many different solutions to create healthy and resilient community.

CURRENT PRESENTATIONS:
Developing Leadership Capacity in Chaotic Conditions
Are We Learning From Experience? Reclaiming Time to Think
The Essential Needs of Organizations Today: Trust, Responsibility, and Direction
Thinking Well About Complex Problems