Meg Wheatley was thrown into the public spotlight in 1992 with the publication of Leadership and the New Science, a groundbreaking look at how new discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology challenge our standard ways of thinking in organizations. It showed how our reliance on old, mechanistic models stand in the way of innovation and effective leadership.Industry Week magazine called it “The best management book of the year” in 1992 and it went on to become a bestseller. A story in National Journal described how it even found its way into the White House where several members of the Clinton staff apparently took its message to heart.Since then, Wheatley has become one of America’s most sought-after and inflential management philosophers. She is president of the Berkana Institute, a research foundation working on the design of new organizations. She has also been a practicing consultant for some 20 years.
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