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Main Title Leadership and the new science : discovering order in a chaotic world /
Author Wheatley, Margaret J.,
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 65205105
ISBN 9781576753446; 1576753441; 9781605091471; 1605091472
Subjects Leadership ; Organization ; Quantum theory ; Self-organizing systems ; Chaotic behavior in systems ; Science ; System theory ; Models, Organizational ; Organization and Administration ; Systems Theory ; sciences (philosophy) ; Ledarskap ; Organisationsteori ; Kaosteori ; Armies--Organization
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  HD57.7.W47 2006 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 07/19/2010
ELBM  HD57.7.W47 2006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/11/2014
Edition 3rd ed., Rev. and expanded ed.
Collation xiv, 218 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
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. You'll learn that: relationships are what matters - even at the subatomic level; life is a vast web of interconnections where cooperation and participation are required; chaos and change are the only route to transformation. In this expanded edition, Wheatley provides examples of how non-linear networks and self-organizing systems are flourishing in the modern world. -- Back cover.