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Our last book, The New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries by Terry Patten, was a great success and now we’re ready to take on our next book...

Who Do We Choose To Be?
Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity

 By Margaret J. Wheatley

Mark your calendars, bring a friend!

Every other Monday (dates below)

First discussion meeting:
Monday, January 21

9:00 - 10:30 am PST  |  Noon - 1:30 pm EST

From the author:

“Now in my 70’s I can look back and appreciate what a rich and blessed life I’ve lived…I’ve been able to explore a wide range of disciplines and lived in several different cultures… This access to so many sources of experience and wisdom, held in the container of friendship continues to deepen my resolve to bring whatever I’m learning into my books and teachings. For me, privilege is a responsibility rather than a source of guilt. Having experienced so much, I want to find the best means to communicate with all of you as we aspire to do meaningful work and be of service in the ever-darkening world…” -Meg Wheatley

What is being said about this book?

“I want to state up front my deep affection and appreciation for Margaret Wheatley. Wheatley's books aren’t just facts and figures, they aren’t simply a vision for a different world, they aren’t manuals to guide action; they are pieces of art, meditations, journeys into deep places, cries for change, calls to action, yearnings for a better world. Her books are expansive, creative, generative, and deeply personal.” Read more 

“Steal yourself for a cold dose of what Wheatley's vision of what leadership should look like during a time of disintegration and collapse. The facing reality part of her book is grounded in two bodies of work: The Collapse of Complex Societies by Joseph Tainter and The Fate of Empires and the Search for Survival by Sir John Glubb. Wheatley uses these lenses as the backdrop for where we are. 

If you can look past the stark and depressing characterizations of current events through these filters, Wheatley offers much to be absorbed and considered. The extensive footnotes and references after each chapter are worthy of the price of the book if you are determined to be a conscious leader. 

The larger themes of service Wheatley describes coincide with some of my personal observations. I appreciated the validation I felt from reading her take. This is not a book of hope...it is a manifesto of clear-eyed determination.” —Goodreads

 


WHAT:  WHEN:
Chapter One: Monday, January 21
Chapter Two:  Monday, February 4
Chapter Three:  Monday, February 18
Chapter Four:  Monday, March 4
Chapter Five:  Monday, March 18
Chapter Six:  Monday, April 1
Chapter Seven:  Monday, April 15
Chapter Eight:  Monday, April 29

 

WHEN
February 04, 2019 at 9am - 10:30am
WHERE
Online by ZOOM
21 RSVPS
carol adams Jackie Burson Evelyn Bollinger Leslie Wharton Joseph Podolsky anelle kloski Debra Lambo Brian Donovan Anne Stine Molly McGettigan Libby Traubman John Sorensen Meg Newhouse Pamela Nichols Rita Alfred Sue Sorensen Mary Ellen Shea Paul Brooks Melissa Ribner Connie Zweig Marti Roach

Will you come?