Elders Action Network
Book Study Group
Who Do We Choose To Be?
Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity
By Margaret J. Wheatley
Every other Monday (dates below)
January 21 - April 29, 2019
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
|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|