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October 2nd, Waterloo Ontario

October 2nd, Waterloo Ontario
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  • 1. Collaboration in a Time of Polarization Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 2. LEADERSHIP TODAY Increasing Problems Failing Solutions Shrinking Resources Crises, Crises, Crises Increasing Uncertainty Increasing Dependency Overwhelm & Exhaustion Fear & Anxiety Margaret J. Wheatley
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  • 4. Sorry MartinI havent had the time to do anything withthat yet. I will try and give you a call todiscuss but Im drowning in workload fasterthan a brick the size of a large meteorite atthe moment!NHS Exec, UK Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 5. Angela Blanchard, CEO U.S. non-profit Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 6. What’s going on in our worldthat impacts collaborative efforts? Margaret Wheatley Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 7. The endless budget squeeze Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 8. Increasing Conflict and Polarization Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 9. BlameDenialAvoidance Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 10. Increasingrules &regulations Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 11. Morbidly Obese Bureaucracy Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 12. No Time Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 13. DistractedWhat did you just say? Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 14. Exhausted, Overwhelmed Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 15. Increasing Fear & Anxiety Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 16. Fight or flight Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 17. Tend &befriend Margaret J. Wheatley
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  • 21. ConversationWhat did you hear that got your attention?Why did it get your attention? Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 22. A few questionsAmong those you work with1. What’s the quality of relationships? Trust, criticism, judgment?2. How much learning from experience occurs?3. When something goes wrong, how do people respond?4. If you continue in this way for another year, will your working relationships be healthier or not? Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 23. What kind of leadership promotes collaboration? Margaret J. Wheatley
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  • 25. Biological principle To create health, create more connections Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 26. We are all ‘bundles of potential’ thatmanifest only in relationship. Quantum Scientist Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 27. UBUNTU We can be human only together Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 28. It’s not critical mass It’s critical connectionsMargaret J. Wheatley
  • 29. The Imaginary Organization Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 30. The Real Organization Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 31. Life organizes as networksof interdependent relationships Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 32. Leader as heroMargaret J. Wheatley
  • 33. Absurd HeroismMargaret J. Wheatley
  • 34. Leader as HostMargaret J. Wheatley
  • 35. The simplest wayto promote collaboration Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 36. Reclaim time to think Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 37. Abandon any sense of urgency Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 38. Learning Together as Core Competence•Regular times for staff reflection•Open agenda: discuss needs of the moment•Not part of regular staff meeting•Relaxed, hospitable atmosphere Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 39. People who learn together quickly develop:• Confidence to handle tough problems• Increased experimentation and risk-taking• Increased intelligence• Team spirit of “We’re all in this together”• Compassion, Forgiveness, Generosity• Reduced stress, overwhelm and loneliness Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 40. How do we sustain ourselves for the long journey ahead? Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 41. Find time for personal reflection Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 42. What is your practice for finding peace? Margaret J. Wheatley
  • 43. Learning Journey in Detroit Oct 25-28th www.margaretwheatley.com Margaret J. Wheatley