Finding Our Way

Annotation The collection of practical, hard-hitting articles in Finding Our Way draws on renowned author and business speaker Margaret Wheatley's work around the world and applies the revolutionary ideas in her ground-breaking books ...

Finding Our Way

The collection of practical, hard-hitting articles in Finding Our Way draws on renowned author and business speaker Margaret Wheatley's work around the world and applies the revolutionary ideas in her ground-breaking books Leadership and the New Science, A Simpler Way and Turning to One Another.The articles support the practices of people and leaders in many different types of organizations, communities and cultures, with topics ranging from leadership to parenting to specific organizational techniques ."Margaret Wheatley pushes our thinking aobut people and oganizations to a new dimension. You will never think about organizational life in the same way again." (Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager)

Finding Our Way

'Finding Our Way' is a collection of articles written by Margaret Wheatley over the past several years to support the practices of people and leaders in many different types of organisations, communities, and cultures.

Finding Our Way

'Finding Our Way' is a collection of articles written by Margaret Wheatley over the past several years to support the practices of people and leaders in many different types of organisations, communities, and cultures.

Afro global Management Innovation Practices

Finding our way: Leadership for an uncertain time. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler. (p. 2) https://doi.org/10.1177/017084069601700303 24 Wheatley, M.J. & Kellner-Rogers, M. (1996). Self-organization: The irresistible future of ...

Afro global Management Innovation Practices

This book represents views, frameworks and practices on stimulating and realising our optimal potential as human beings in the context of a workplace where there is a desire to achieve shared goals and aspirations in order to accomplish positive economic, societal and environmental impacts and outcomes. It describes a vision of how life and work in organisations could be. We describe a new kind of organisation. Being a good person and doing good things while making profit are a real possibility for those management innovators who think beyond immediate trade-offs. In this book we explore management innovation as core study field and arena for re-inventing and re-imagining how people in organisations could execute management activities such as planning, organising, leading and controlling for multiple stakeholder satisfaction and benefits. Work can be much more joyful and fulfilling than we think, but it requires courage from us to take responsibility when freedom is offered.

Educational Leadership and Louis Farrakhan

25 For those in leadership positions, the ability to see the bigger picture and do justice—despite the ... Margaret J. Wheatley, Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005). 2.

Educational Leadership and Louis Farrakhan

Drawing from Louis Farrakhan’s decades of teaching on education and leadership this volume brings his ideas into the educational leadership discourse.

Erfolgreiches Management

Dye CF, Garman AF (2006) Exceptional leadership: 16 critical competencies for healthcare executives. Health Administration Press ... Doubleday Business, New York, NY Wheatley MJ (2005) Finding our way: leadership for an uncertain time.

Erfolgreiches Management

In dem Sammelband stellen namhafte Wissenschaftler und Praktiker aus Europa sowie den USA die Schlüsselfaktoren vor, die für das erfolgreiche Management von Unternehmen wesentlich sind. In insgesamt 16 Beiträgen präsentieren die Autoren verschiedene Konzepte, die u. a. für die Bereiche strategisches Management, Marketing, Finanzierung und Personalmanagement entwickelt wurden.

The Starfish and the Spirit

Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Churches and Organizations Lance Ford, Rob Wegner, Alan Hirsch. 20. Margaret J. Wheatley, Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2007), 92. 21.

The Starfish and the Spirit

Imagine an organizational model for church leadership that enables the entire team to unleash their full potential. The joy and vigor coming from a collective strength, intelligence, and skill in the community of leaders not only brings greater potency but better yields for your ministry. What would it be like to see this kind of healthy leadership reproduced into the second, third, and fourth generation, on multiple strands? Leveraging the metaphor Ori Brafman popularized in his NYT best-selling book, The Starfish and the Spider, Rob Wegner, Lance Ford, and Alan Hirsch show: How to take a close look at your church's organizational structure and how to adapt instead of simply adopt a certain kind of structural approach. How churches can function without a rigid central authority, making them nimbler in reacting to external forces. How seeding starfish networks inside today's churches will prepare the church of tomorrow to be agile while maintaining the accountability to be effective. The Starfish and the Spirit is about creating a culture where church leaders view themselves as curators of a community on a mission, not the source of certainty for every question and project. It's about creating a team of humble leaders "in the middle" of the church, not at the top--leaders who naturally reproduce multiple generations of leaders, from the middle out.

The Urgency of Now

Margaret J. Wheatley, Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2007), 136. 56. Jonathan Keiser (associate vice chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago), in discussion with author, August 28, 2014.

The Urgency of Now

The Urgency of Now: Equity and Excellence asserts that in addition to being granted access to the community college, all 21st century students need uncompromised support to succeed. Success means demonstrating relevant learning for transfer and employment, and timely completion of credentials. Looking to the future, the authors contend that community colleges, both by their past successes and future challenges, are at the epicenter for determining the essential ingredients of a new student-centered system that guarantees equity and excellence.

Caring Leadership in Turbulent Times

Finding our way: Leadership for an uncertain time. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. Wheatley, M.J. (2010). Leadership and the new science: Discovering order in a chaotic world. ReadHowYouWant.com.

Caring Leadership in Turbulent Times

This book analyzes education reform through the eyes of those entrenched in the process—policy makers, administrators, middle managers, principals, and teachers—in the context of care. A senior administrator, who participated in the implementation of an unprecedented series of reforms that flattened the education system in a Canadian province and rebuilt it with a new mandate, examines learning from the shortcomings of the past and provides a critical enquiry that can help determine the success or failure of future reform efforts by shedding light on the obstacles to avoid, problems to correct, and methods to embrace in order to overcome hurt and disappointment in a turbulent environment and foster more caring and effective educational organizations. Few attempts have been made to write a book about women’s work from the perspective of those in senior leadership roles in education; others have written about it but not experienced it firsthand. This book illuminates the controversial debate between women and gender in education and challenges assumptions about equity and the caring and democratic nature of education. It contributes to a broader understanding and knowledge of the complexities of leadership work within education, which in turn can lead to improvement in professional relationships as well as organizational effectiveness. The book contains enlightening and compelling stories about the unique and shared experiences of people navigating turbulence within an organization. Author Mary Green draws on her career spent teaching and learning to provide a unique Canadian perspective and context. She offers a rigorous self, social, historical, and political reflection of educators, who despite experiencing particular challenges, draw purpose from faith in the possibilities and potential of more caring practice in education. The content will prove useful to those committed to infusing more humanity into work in education with reference to individuals, institutions, and the social and political challenges in the field. Specifically, this book is relevant to graduate students in faculties of education, policy makers, principals, other administrators, and organizational leaders. Universal issues of power and politics reveal interconnections between the personal and the global workplace, underscoring the importance of care in the workplace.

The Leadership Jump

Building Partnerships Between Existing and Emerging Christian Leaders Jimmy Long ... [9] Margaret Wheatley, Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (San Francisco: Berrett- Koehler, 2005), p.56. [10] Dee Hock, “The Art of ...

The Leadership Jump

Not only are established leaders passing the baton to up-and-coming leaders, the very nature of leadership is being transformed. Veteran leader and cultural observer Jimmy Long has discerned how leadership positions and roles have changed in light of societal shifts. Authority is no longer derived from positional status but is earned from relational credibility. Leaders focus not only on tasks but on community. And leadership is less about directing followers to a particular destination, and more about empowering others on a shared journey. Existing leaders cannot write off emerging leaders because they work differently. Nor can younger leaders dismiss the contributions of those who have gone before. Here is a book that offers a positive vision for intergenerational partnership and leadership transference rather than competition. The practical tools outlined here will help existing and emerging leaders understand each others' leadership styles and collaborate fruitfully for the sake of the kingdom.

Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times

Judgment: How winning leaders make great calls. New York: Portfolio. Tolle, E. (2005). A new earth: Awakening to your life's purpose. New York: Penguin Group. Wheatley, M. J. (2005). Finding our way: Leadership for an uncertain time.

Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times

In this book, Patterson, Goens, and Reed draw upon resilience research and best practices to answer the question: 'How can leaders move ahead in the face of adversity?' This book benefits leaders who have confronted adversity in the past, struggle with adversity right now, or will likely encounter setbacks in the future. Leaders find concrete, how-to strategies for strengthening leadership skills in turbulent times in every chapter. Resilient Leadership for Turbulent Times aims to help leaders thrive in the face of adversity with the inclusion of the Leader Resilience Profile' (LRP)_an instrument developed by Patterson and others to measure a leader's resilience in twelve categories. Readers are invited to complete the LRP and then apply the strategies outlined in each chapter to strengthen their leader resilience.

Connectivity across Borders Boundaries and Bodies International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Margaret Wheatley, Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (New York: Berrett Koehler Publishers, 2007). Peggy Sanday, Women at the Center: Life in a Modern Matriarchy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002), 15. Ibid, 20.

Connectivity across Borders  Boundaries and Bodies  International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

The area of investigation covered in this volume deals with mode and means through which humans form and develop meaningful relationships

The Jinx of African Leaders

“unthinkable” the new ways that we can't see because of our old ways of looking. ... The Upside of Down; Paul Hawken, who wrote Blessed Unrest; and Meg Wheatley, author most recently of Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time.

The Jinx of African Leaders

Africa puzzles the best of minds. It is the richest of the seven continents in natural resources and yet her people are the poorest. Why? Could it be it is the jinx of our African Leader’s policies, governance, or politics? The real asset of a nation is not its natural resources but people with right values. We haven’t really understood that our challenge isn’t to preserve the status quo but rather to adapt to, thrive in, and shape for the better a world of constant change. There cannot be small family values or large family values when there are no salaries, education, medication, accommodation, proper food and access to free water for the people. At independence for colonies became free nations, able to chart for themselves whatever course they had the ability and determination to follow. They could have, as some did, nationalized foreign owned corporations. They could have stopped primary commodity exports and ended import from the West. Of course, such radical policies would have consequences. But these were more likely to have involved the elites losing the benefits of foreign aid. If Cuba, only a few kilometers from the capitalist mega-power, the U.S, could pursue an independent economic agenda and survive, is there a reason why African nations could not have done the same? This book explores the many complex matters that African Leaders may have to grapple with.

Apocalyptic Leadership in Education

The future as cultural fact: Essays on the global condition. ... The practice of adaptive leadership: Tools and tactics for changing your organization and the world. ... Finding our way: Leadership for an uncertain time.

Apocalyptic Leadership in Education

Mainstream educational leadership has lost much of its footing as a progressive practice. More managers than wisdom?keepers, educational leaders no longer have authority to critique the toxicities of the present and imagine alternative futures. In public schools and higher education, the neoliberal emphasis on measurable outcomes shrinks the radius of concern for what educational leaders are leading toward. There’s a planet missing in mainstream discourses of sustainability in educational leadership, and this book aims to resituate the work of teaching/leading in the place where we stand. In a period of overlapping social/environmental crises, this book takes inspiration from Robert Jensen’s call for teachers and intellectual leaders to “go apocalyptic”, i.e., to face head?on the calamities that threaten our shared future on Earth. When leadership is situated within an apocalyptic context, we are called to reflect on educational injustice and unsustainability, while envisioning more hopeful futures. The work of apocalyptic leadership, though, isn’t all about future vision; it’s also about attending to what hurts and what heals in the present moment. Intended for aspiring and practicing educational leaders in both K?12 and higher education settings, as well as scholars in the fields of social justice and sustainability, this book begins mapping and traversing the affective, spiritual, pragmatic, and organizational geography of apocalyptic leadership. Such leadership holds dear the radical belief in our shared capacity to work gracefully with the painful awareness that tremendous challenges are inevitable, and yet, we have every opportunity for inching toward a more habitable future.

Successful Principal Leadership in Times of Change

This is actually an old idea given a fresh and quite compelling face by Margaret Wheatley, most recently in her book Finding Our Way: Leadership For An Uncertain Time (2005). While we draw on Wheatley quite liberally here, very similar ...

Successful Principal Leadership in Times of Change

This book contributes significantly to our understanding of successful school leaders by describing similarities and differences in the work of such leaders in countries ranging from England to Australia, the United States to Norway, and Sweden to Hong Kong. Bringing together case study research, the book helps explain what all successful principals do and the ways in which context shapes some of their work.

Becoming the Transformative Church

Steinke, Peter L. Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2006. Wheatley, Margaret. Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time.

Becoming the Transformative Church

• A call for new structure and ways of behaving as church by an experienced church officer Church-wide discussions continue about the emergent church, attracting young people, financial survival, corporate structure, relationships with the Anglican Communion, and other ongoing issues, while age-old behaviors and patterns continue to derail progress. This book offers concrete examples from a systems perspective as to how intentionality in leadership based on shared foundational theories has the potential to empower our church to be the transformative entity God called it to be.

Straitjacket

Margaret Wheatley, Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006), 204–5. 14. Dee Hock, Birth of the Chaordic Age (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 1999), 27. 15.

Straitjacket

The straitjacket of centralized control and coercive approaches to the problems that public education is facing is not the solution, but actually is part of the problem. And where achievement is lower than desired this book brings attention to the root cause – lack of student preparation so that more resources can be put into catching these kids up, rather than into more tests, more curriculum development, and more administrative staff needed to comply with all of this complexity and growing regulations.

So Far from Home

Lost and Found in Our Brave New World Margaret J. Wheatley ... Paperback, 192 pages, ISBN 978-1-57675-764-2 PDF ebook, ISBN 978-1-57675-984-4 Finding Our Way Leadership for an Uncertain Time In this collection of Margaret Wheatley's ...

So Far from Home

"We live in a time of increasing extremism and polarization, where the distinction between fact and opinion has been lost. Instant electronic interaction has replaced thoughtful human interaction. Organizations are bloated by bureaucracy and meaningless measures. Those working for positive change are exhausted, ill and heart-sick as their good work is ignored, underfunded or attacked. We need to acknowledge that we're lost in a world far different than we hoped for. We need new maps to navigate our brave new world. In Leadership and the New Science, Wheatley provided encouraging maps for how to design organizations based on living systems' capacity for creativity, change and adaptation. But in the 20 years since its publication she's seen that in spite of our best efforts the world that's emerged is on a destructive trajectory that won't be reversed by our working harder, finding new methods, or forming better networks.But Wheatley has not written a book to increase our despair. Quite the contrary. In the same vein as her bestselling book, Perseverance, her intention is to inspire us to move forward with greater resolve and energy, using maps that won't mislead us. One kind of map shows us where we are now--she offers a penetrating critique of popular culture. But a second kind of map invites us to choose a new role for ourselves as warriors for the human spirit. This map helps us develop the skills we need most--insight, bravery, decency, compassion-- to discover our right work and create meaningful lives in this dark time.Profoundly reflective yet down-to earth--rooted in the day-to-day experiences we all share--So Far From Home is both affirming and provoking, calling us to reexamine our expectations and redefine our role for the work ahead. "--

Leading in DisOrienting Times

10Vaclav Havel, “The New Measure of Man,” New York Times (July 8, 1994). 11 th Peter Senge, “Communities of Leaders and Learners,” The 75 Review (SeptemberOctober, 1997). 12Margaret Wheatley, Finding our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain ...

Leading in DisOrienting Times

Jack Mezirow, a leader in education theory, suggests that all transformative learning begins with a 'disorienting dilemma': an idea or experience that challenges or shifts fundamental values and assumptions. Gary Nelson and Peter Dickens, pastors and teachers with vast experience working with congregations and organizations, believe it is time for Christian leaders to be 'disoriented,' for the fundamental values and assumptions of Christian leadership to be reframed and broken down so they can see the leadership task in new ways. Blending current literature from both Christian and secular scholarship with individual and organizational examples, Leading in DisOrienting Times provides support for the concept of servant leadership that may be initially disorienting, but is ultimately liberating.

Leadership and the New Science

Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (2005) is a collection of my practice-focused articles, where I apply themes addressed throughout my career to detail the organizational practices and behaviors that bring them to life.

Leadership and the New Science

A bestseller--more than 300,000 copies sold, translated into seventeen languages, and featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Fortune • Shows how discoveries in quantum physics, biology, and chaos theory enable us to deal successfully with change and uncertainty in our organizations and our lives • Includes a new chapter on how the new sciences can help us understand and cope with some of the major social challenges of our times We live in a time of chaos, rich in potential for new possibilities. A new world is being born. We need new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new relationships to help us now. New science--the new discoveries in biology, chaos theory, and quantum physics that are changing our understanding of how the world works--offers this guidance. It describes a world where chaos is natural, where order exists "for free." It displays the intricate webs of cooperation that connect us. It assures us that life seeks order, but uses messes to get there. Leadership and the New Science is the bestselling, most acclaimed, and most influential guide to applying the new science to organizations and management. In it, Wheatley describes how the new science radically alters our understanding of the world, and how it can teach us to live and work well together in these chaotic times. It will teach you how to move with greater certainty and easier grace into the new forms of organizations and communities that are taking shape. You'll learn that: • Relationships are what matters--even at the subatomic level • Life is a vast web of interconnections where cooperation and participation are required • Chaos and change are the only route to transformation In this expanded edition, Wheatley provides examples of how non-linear networks and self-organizing systems are flourishing in the modern world. In the midst of turbulence, Wheatley shows, we create work and lives rich in meaning.

Leadership and Learning

Day, C. and Leithwood, K. (eds) (2007) Successful Principal Leadership in Times of Change: An International Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer. ... Wheatley, M. (2005) Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time.

Leadership and Learning

Bringing together internationally recognised scholars this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning for the education community. It draws together a wealth of knowledge and research in the field across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures. Themes covered include: - exploring models for leadership and improvement - challenges in developing learning-focused leadership - broadening ideas of learning and knowledge work. This book will be of interest to educational leaders at all levels and in all sectors, as well as consultants, academics and those who wish to extend their knowledge in educational leadership whether engaging in further academic study or in reflective practice around the ideas presented. This book is essential for anyone taking advanced programmes in educational leadership and management.