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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 21 jun. 2010 - 386 páginas
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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.
 

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Leadership and the New Science Margaret Wheatley Wheatley's book continually challenges us to rethink our metaphors of organization, leadership and change. She encourages us to step back to see things ... Leer reseña completa

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Praise for One of the Bestselling Most Influential and Most
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Maps to the Real World
xvii
Discovering an Orderly World
1
Newtonian Organizations in a Quantum Age Chapter 3 Space Is Not Empty Invisible Fields That Shape
15
Behavior
45
The Participative Nature of the Universe Chapter 5 Change Stability and Renewal The Paradoxes
59
of SelfOrganizing Systems
78
The Creative Energy of
101
Change The Capacity of Life 129 Chapter 7 Chaos and the Strange Attractor of Meaning
156
The Real World 183 Chapter 9 The New Scientific Management
200
Journeying to a New World
225
Bibliography
239
About the Author
253
Index
269
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