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    Meg Wheatley

    Paradigm Shifter, Author and Co-Founder of the Berkana Institute

    Meg opens Walk Out, Walk On with a dare: “This looks like a book and reads like a book. But it can be much more than that.” So is any conversation with Meg. Sitting with her, chatting over a cup of tea, you begin to notice what usually goes unseen—those invisible paradigms that shape how we think about ourselves, our jobs, and our communities; the mental models that serve as the lens through which we see the world. Meg is someone who helps you see there is another way. She helps us all see the world differently.

    But Meg is no ivory tower philosopher. She’s with the people and of the people. Meg works with organizations and communities around the world, helping them tap into their own ingenuity, intelligence and caring to solve real world problems. Meg is one of the world’s greatest teachers because she is one of its most voracious learners. She brings to her work a tremendous sense of wonder for life and for the capacity of the human spirit. In doing so, she creates new possibilities for us as leaders by changing how we think about things.

     

    On The Illusion Of Control

    You cannot control chaos from the top. We often choose power over productivity.



     

    On Motivation

    There is a misperception that people are motivated by competition. People are actually motivated by generosity and love.



     

    On Humility

    Be curious. You will discover a richness of resources.



     

    On A Fundamental Paradigm Shift

    To inspire performance, we must change how we lead. We must shift from hero to host.



     

    On The New Paradigm

    Let go of ego and you can find community.



     

    On Relationships

    Solving tough problems together is the most invigorating experience for people.



     

    On Taking Action

    It takes courage and time.



     

    On Process

    “Life seeks order but uses messes to get there.”