Margaret (Meg) Wheatley

Writer, Teacher, Leader

Margaret Wheatley writes, teaches and speaks about how we can use our power and influence and willingly step forward to serve in troubling times. Her primary work since 2014 has been to train experienced leaders in the skills they need to stay present, discerning, and compassionate in the midst of difficult situations. Her vision is to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil.

Since 1973, Wheatley has taught, consulted, and advised an unusually broad variety of organizations. Her clients  and audiences range from the head of the U.S. Army to twelve-year-old Girl Scouts, from CEOs and government ministers to small town ministers, from large universities to rural aboriginal villages. All of these organizations and people wrestle with a very difficult dilemma—how to maintain their integrity, motivation and effectiveness as they cope with the relentless upheavals and rapid shifts of today.

Since 1992, she has published nine award-winning books. Her newest book (June 2017) is Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality| Claiming Leadership| Restoring Sanity. Using new science, history, and social critiques, she details where we are as a global culture, and the choices we have to make as leaders, summoning us to be warriors for the human spirit.

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In this video, Meg Wheatley explains why her keynote Claiming Leadership as a Noble Role is an important issue for educators.

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