“I’ve been in this process of figuring out what are the training needs; what do people need to know, learn and be if they are going to be a warrior for the human spirit”
Since 1966, Margaret Wheatley has worked globally in many different roles, as a speaker, teacher, community worker, consultant, advisor, formal leader. From these deep and varied experiences, she has developed the unshakable conviction that leaders must learn how to evoke people’s inherent generosity, creativity, and need for community. She is a best-selling author of nine books, from the classic Leadership and the New Science in 1992 to her newest book (June 2017) Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity.
She received her doctorate from Harvard University in 1979 in Administration, Planning and Social Policy. Xerox Business Services Magazine cited her book “Leadership and the New Science” as “One of the top ten business books of all time. She continues to be honored for her ground-breaking work by many professional associations, universities and organizations. She was inducted into the Leadership Hall of Fame of the International Leadership Association in 2014, and the American Society for Training and Development dubbed her a ‘living legend’ when they honored her with their highest award for contributions to workplace development.
In this episode of the Mission Innovation podcast we explore some of the influences in Margaret’s journey as well as the the central role that perseverance plays in building community.