In this interview, Margaret Wheatley speaks with fierce honesty as she gives us the map of where we are in the emergent culture. She talks about how we are being manipulated to fear one another and to work harder and work faster, and also gives us tools that enliven and reinvigorate us in our work and relationships. She talks about how our brains are shaped by our habits, and how technology and the internet are affecting our brains, social relationships, and workloads. Acknowledging that our capacities are diminished when we feel lost and overwhelmed, or when we are ambushed by hope, she encourages the warrior’s path and describes what it means to be warriors for the human spirit.
Margaret Wheatley is an internationally acclaimed writer, speaker, and teacher. She is co-founder and President emerita of The Berkana Institute, a charitable foundation that works with people around the world who strengthen their communities using the wisdom and wealth already present in their people, traditions, and environment. Her books include Leadership and the New Science, Perseverance, (Berrett-Kohler 2010) and So Far From Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World.