Leadership in the Age of Complexity

For too long, too many of us have been entranced by heroes. Perhaps it’s our desire to be saved, to not have to do the hard work, to rely on someone else to figure things out. Constantly we are barraged by politicians presenting themselves as heroes, the ones who will fix everything and make our problems go away. It’s a seductive image, an enticing promise. And we keep believing it. Somewhere there’s someone who will make it all better. Somewhere, there’s someone who’s visionary, inspiring, brilliant, trustworthy, and we’ll all happily follow him or her.

Parts of
 this 
article 
are
 excerpts
 from 

Walk 
Out
 Walk
 On: 
A
 Learning
 Journey 
Into
 Communities 
Daring 
to 
Live 
the
 Future
 Now. 

Margaret
 Wheatley
 &
Deborah
 Frieze.

Berrett‐Koehler 
Publishers

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Submitter:Bob Stilger
Author / Source:Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze
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