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Who Do We Choose To Be? by Margaret J. Wheatley

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IDENTITY: CLAIMING LEADERSHIP

“We are faithful; therefore we are not afraid.”

I have worked with women religious (nuns and sisters) for more than twenty-five years. Shortly after the publication of Leadership and the New Science in 1992, a colleague gave me great advice. He said that if I was interested in organizations that worked from a strong sense of values, as I’d written about, then I should be working with the military and nuns. At the time it seemed an outrageous mix, but it was absolutely true. (You have already read of my work with the Army Chief of Staff, and in later chapters, you’ll read two more stories that involve either the military or nuns.) What you read here are my personal descriptions and interpretations of events, not those ...

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