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

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SELF-ORGANIZATION: CLAIMING LEADERSHIP

Leadership Lessons from Social Movements

It seems these days that our world is filled with movements. So many people call their work a movement if it engages a large group on the Internet; commentators casually apply the term to a group of people getting together in common cause for only an afternoon.

But you can’t call your work a movement just because you have a lot of followers, or thousands of people have listened to your TED talk. A movement is not defined in numbers, although that’s our beloved measure of popularity and success.

A movement is defined by the people willing to stay dedicated to their cause for a long time, those who take risks, work hard, expect defeat, and still keep going.

A true ...

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