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ASTD Management Development Handbook: Innovation for Today's Managers by Lisa Haneberg

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Chapter 1

Complexity and Perseverance

Margaret Wheatley, EdD

Editor’s Note

I asked Meg Wheatley if I could share the following three short pieces with you because I felt they helped kick off this book with a compelling context from which great management arises. Many of you might know of Meg’s work from her now classic bestselling book, Leadership and the New Science. Being a manager is a messy thing because the human condition is complex and unpredictable. And yet, small actions can make a big difference when they come from our intent to serve, and when they are applied again and again.

It’s Your Turn

Throughout human existence, there have always ...

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