Margaret Wheatley began caring about the world’s peoples in 1966, as a Peace Corps volunteer in post-war Korea. In many different roles — speaker, teacher, consultant, advisor, formal leader–her work has deepened into an unshakable conviction that leaders must learn how to invoke people’s inherent generosity, creativity and need for community. As this world tears us apart, sane leadership on behalf of the human spirit is the only way forward.
Since 1973, Meg has taught, consulted, and advised an unusually broad variety of organizations on all continents (except Antarctica). Her clients and audiences range from the head of the U.S. Army to twelve-year-old Girl Scouts, from CEOs and government ministers to small town ministers, from large universities to rural aboriginal villages. She has served as full-time graduate management faculty at two institutions, Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA and The Marriott Schools of Management, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. She has been a formal advisor for leadership programs in England, Croatia, Denmark, Australia and the U.S. Through Berkana’s work, she has advised leadership initiatives in India, Senegal, Brazil, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mexico, Greece, Canada and Europe.
She is a prolific writer of articles, poems, and nine books, starting with the classic Leadership and the New Science in 1992. Her writings invite us to explore new ways of being and thinking based on wisdom drawn from new science, history, and many spiritual traditions. Her 2017 book is Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality| Claiming Leadership | Restoring Sanity. In Spring of 2020, Meg is publishing a soundtrack with jazz musician and partner in Warrior training, Jerry Granelli. This work is a songline in the Australian Aboriginal tradition that provides guidance and training for those choosing to be Warriors for the Human Spirit.
She has been honoured for her ground-breaking work by many professional associations, universities and organizations. You can find Margaret's detailed bio here.