Leadership and the New Science

Leadership and the New Science

Discovering Order in A Chaotic World

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Baker & Taylor
Newly updated and revised, the book that demonstrated how ideas culled from quantum physics, chaos theory, and molecular biology continues to offer a unique and compelling slant on management. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

Book News
Wheatley runs a research foundation that explores new structures for organizations. She argues that the organizations most people live and work in now are based on Newtonian images of the universe, then challenges readers to think about how systems can use chaos to create order, how order is different from control, how to reconcile individual freedom and organizational standards, and other ideas. She has revised the second edition based on reactions to the first in 1992 as well as to incorporate changes in the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
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. In the midst of turbulence, Wheatley shows, we create work and lives rich in meaning.
Wheatley applies scientific concepts to the management of organizations and information, offering new insight on issues troubling people most: order and change, autonomy and control; structure and flexibility, planning and innovation. Color photos.

& Taylor

Examines revolutionary discoveries in chaos theory, biology, and quantum physics and shows how to apply these principles to organization and management

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c1999
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781576750551
Branch Call Number: 500 WHE
Characteristics: xx, 197 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm


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