Margaret Wheatley

Margaret Wheatley is an internationally acclaimed speaker and writer and President emerita of The Berkana Institute. She has been an organizational consultant and researcher since 1973 and a dedicated global citizen since her youth. She co-founded The Berkana Institute in 1992, a charitable global foundation that works in partnership with a rich diversity of people around the world who strengthen their communities by working with the wisdom and wealth already present in their people, traditions and environment. ( She has served in a formal advisory capacity for leadership programs in England, Croatia, Denmark. Australia and the United States, and through her work in Berkana, with leadership initiatives in India, Senegal, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mexico, and Brazil as well as Europe.

Meg's path-breaking book, Leadership and the New Science was first published in 1992, and has been translated into more than 20 languages. This book is credited with establishing a fundamentally new approach to how we think about organizations. Her newest book is Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time (2005). Meg draws her ideas from many places, beginning with the discoveries in new science that profoundly shift our worldview. To her science background, she now adds the perspectives and wisdom from many different disciplines, cultures and spiritual traditions that she has learned from. In 2003, The American Society for Training and Development honored her for "distinguished contribution to workplace learning and development" and dubbed her "a living legend." (2008)









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