Where the Islands of Sanity Are with Margaret Wheatley (Part 1)

Ilia Delio speaks with author and teacher Margaret Wheatley about her paradigm-shifting work in organizational leadership. In part one, they discuss the state of the world and the challenge of  taking responsibility for the issues we see in the world. Ilia asks how we get beyond the distractions of the day and what we can do to build better human communities.


“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.”

Margaret Wheatley, Ed.D., is a consultant, senior-level advisor, teacher, speaker, and formal leader, who has worked on all continents (except Antarctica) with all levels, ages, and types of organizations, leaders, and activists. Her work now focuses on developing and supporting leaders globally as Warriors for the Human Spirit. These leaders put service over self, stand steadfast through crises and failures, and make a difference for the people and causes they care about. With compassion and insight, they know how to invoke people’s inherent generosity, creativity, kindness, and community–no matter what’s happening around them. Margaret has written twelve books, including Leadership and the New Science, and been honored for her pathfinding work by many professional associations, universities, and organizations. Her website is designed as a library of free resources as well as includes information about products and her speaking calendar: www.margaretwheatley.com.

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