Wheatley in waterloo

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  1. 1. Collaboration in a Time of Polarization Margaret J. Wheatley
  2. 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. 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. 5. Angela Blanchard, CEO U.S. non-profit Margaret J. Wheatley
  6. 6. What’s going on in our worldthat impacts collaborative efforts? Margaret Wheatley Margaret J. Wheatley
  7. 7. The endless budget squeeze Margaret J. Wheatley
  8. 8. Increasing Conflict and Polarization Margaret J. Wheatley
  9. 9. BlameDenialAvoidance Margaret J. Wheatley
  10. 10. Increasingrules &regulations Margaret J. Wheatley
  11. 11. Morbidly Obese Bureaucracy Margaret J. Wheatley
  12. 12. No Time Margaret J. Wheatley
  13. 13. DistractedWhat did you just say? Margaret J. Wheatley
  14. 14. Exhausted, Overwhelmed Margaret J. Wheatley
  15. 15. Increasing Fear & Anxiety Margaret J. Wheatley
  16. 16. Fight or flight Margaret J. Wheatley
  17. 17. Tend &befriend Margaret J. Wheatley
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  21. 21. ConversationWhat did you hear that got your attention?Why did it get your attention? Margaret J. Wheatley
  22. 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. 23. What kind of leadership promotes collaboration? Margaret J. Wheatley
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  25. 25. Biological principle To create health, create more connections Margaret J. Wheatley
  26. 26. We are all ‘bundles of potential’ thatmanifest only in relationship. Quantum Scientist Margaret J. Wheatley
  27. 27. UBUNTU We can be human only together Margaret J. Wheatley
  28. 28. It’s not critical mass It’s critical connectionsMargaret J. Wheatley
  29. 29. The Imaginary Organization Margaret J. Wheatley
  30. 30. The Real Organization Margaret J. Wheatley
  31. 31. Life organizes as networksof interdependent relationships Margaret J. Wheatley
  32. 32. Leader as heroMargaret J. Wheatley
  33. 33. Absurd HeroismMargaret J. Wheatley
  34. 34. Leader as HostMargaret J. Wheatley
  35. 35. The simplest wayto promote collaboration Margaret J. Wheatley
  36. 36. Reclaim time to think Margaret J. Wheatley
  37. 37. Abandon any sense of urgency Margaret J. Wheatley
  38. 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. 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. 40. How do we sustain ourselves for the long journey ahead? Margaret J. Wheatley
  41. 41. Find time for personal reflection Margaret J. Wheatley
  42. 42. What is your practice for finding peace? Margaret J. Wheatley
  43. 43. Learning Journey in Detroit Oct 25-28th www.margaretwheatley.com Margaret J. Wheatley

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