Leadership and the New Science

Leadership and the New Science

Discovering Order in A Chaotic World

Book - 2006 | 3rd ed
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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.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler, 2006
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781576753446
Branch Call Number: ANF 500 WHEA
Characteristics: 218 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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A very interesting contribution to the study of leadership. Looks at organizations and the role of leaders from the perspective of new scientific fields such as chaos theory, quantum mechanics and fractals. Encourages you to pause and think about familiar things in a new way - the definition of a good book!

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