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Leadership and the new science [electronic resource] : discovering order in a chaotic world / Margaret J. Wheatley.

By: Wheatley, Margaret J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Books24x7. BusinessPro.Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Berrett-Koehler, 2006Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 1 online resource (1 electronic resource (xiv, 218 p., [8] p. of plates)) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9781605091471 (electronic bk.); 1605091472 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Leadership | Organization | Quantum theory | Self-organizing systems | Chaotic behavior in systems | Leadership | Organisation | Th�eorie quantique | Syst�emes auto-organis�es | Chaos | SCIENCE -- Essays | SCIENCE -- Nanoscience | SCIENCE -- ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Leadership and the new scienceDDC classification: 500 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Prologue : Maps to the real world -- Introduction : searching for a simpler way to lead organizations -- Discovering an orderly world -- Newtonian organizations in a quantum age -- Space is not empty : invisible fields that shape behavior -- The participative nature of the universe -- Change, stability, and renewal : the paradoxes of self-organizing systems -- The creative energy of the universe -- information -- Chaos and the strange attractor of meaning -- Change -- the capacity of life -- The new scientific management -- The real world -- Epilogue : Journeying to a new world -- To further explore the ideas and work of Margaret Wheatley -- The Berkana Institute -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author.
Summary: This pioneering work shows how revolutionary discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology provide powerful insights for transforming how we organize work, people and life. "Margaret Wheatley pushes our thinking about people and organizations to a new level".--Ken Blanchard. Color photos.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-204) and index.

Prologue : Maps to the real world -- Introduction : searching for a simpler way to lead organizations -- 1. Discovering an orderly world -- 2. Newtonian organizations in a quantum age -- 3. Space is not empty : invisible fields that shape behavior -- 4. The participative nature of the universe -- 5. Change, stability, and renewal : the paradoxes of self-organizing systems -- 6. The creative energy of the universe -- information -- 7. Chaos and the strange attractor of meaning -- 8. Change -- the capacity of life -- 9. The new scientific management -- 10. The real world -- Epilogue : Journeying to a new world -- To further explore the ideas and work of Margaret Wheatley -- The Berkana Institute -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author.

This pioneering work shows how revolutionary discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology provide powerful insights for transforming how we organize work, people and life. "Margaret Wheatley pushes our thinking about people and organizations to a new level".--Ken Blanchard. Color photos.

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