Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World / Edition 2

Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World / Edition 2

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by Margaret J. Wheatley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576751198

ISBN-13: 9781576751190

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Wheatley takes the reader on a mind-opening journey into the new science. Sharing her experiences applying these ideas in a vast array of organizations all over the world, Wheatley sheds new light on issues crucial to organizing work, people, and life, including: How can systems use chaos to create order? How is order different from control? How can we reconcile…  See more details below

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Wheatley takes the reader on a mind-opening journey into the new science. Sharing her experiences applying these ideas in a vast array of organizations all over the world, Wheatley sheds new light on issues crucial to organizing work, people, and life, including: How can systems use chaos to create order? How is order different from control? How can we reconcile individual freedom and organizational standards? How can we create more participative, inclusive, and open organizations? What are the conditions that lead to organizational learning and adaptability?. "In a new Epilogue, Wheatley relates her personal chronicle of working in the world with the ideas in Leadership and the New Science. She has come to realize that her work not only presents a new view of organizational dynamics, but challenges people's most fundamental beliefs about the way the world works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576751190
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About This New Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Searching for a Simpler Way to Lead Organizations3
1Discovering an Orderly World17
2Newtonian Organizations in a Quantum Age27
3Space Is Not Empty: Invisible Fields That Shape Behavior49
4The Participative Nature of the Universe61
5Change, Stability, and Renewal: The Paradoxes of Self-Organizing Systems75
6The Creative Energy of the Universe - Information93
7Chaos and the Strange Attractor of Meaning115
8Change - The Capacity of Life137
9The New Scientific Management157
Epilogue: Journeying to a New World171
Recommended Readings176
Bibliography178
Index185
About the Author195

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