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A Simpler Way: Book Review


If you only take one 'serious' book with you this summer holiday look at Margaret Wheatley's new book, A Simpler Way, which was co-authored with Myron Kellner-Rogers. (
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.) It is a near mystical exploration of a radically different world view that will reshape how we think about organizing all human endeavor.

Wheatley is also author of Leadership and the New Science, a life changing book, which was named Best Management Book of 1992 in Industry Week magazine. This book is credited with establishing a fundamentally new approach to how we think about organization. It has been translated into seven languages and featured in many business publications.

She shows how the "New Science"--the revolutionary discoveries in quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology that are overturning centuries-old models of science--provides powerful insights for transforming how we design, lead, and manage organizations. Her style is infectious and consultants interested in the subconscious and irrational parts of organisational behaviour will find it fascinating.

Margaret Wheatley is president of the Berkana Institute, a non-profit educational and scientific research foundation supporting the discovery of new organizational forms. She is also a principal of Kellner-Rogers & Wheatley, Inc., a consulting firm that focuses on applying natural
science principles in self-organization that engage the intelligence of the entire organization to respond to change continuously.

Kellner-Rogers & Wheatley is actively experimenting with organizational redesigns that support the speed, flexibility, resiliency, and autonomy required in today¹s environment. Their clients encompass a wide variety
of organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to healthcare, educational, governmental, and non-profit institutions, both in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Stephanie Pace-Marshall implores: Please read this book over and over until the words and meanings begin to seep into your soul.'

You can hear author Margaret Wheatley talking about
Applying the New Science to school improvement. She is very impressive and makes you wonder where we are going wrong in our current emphasis within the nationbal curriculum. Listen in Real Audio format at


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