Margaret Wheatley is a valued and respected elder in her field of leadership and organizational change. She has published eight books, beginning with the seminal work Leadership and the New Science. She works globally with an extraordinarily wide diversity of organizations and leaders, calling us back to the values and practices that support the human spirit.

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Leadership lessons from besieged nuns

The Vatican report on the Apostolic Visitation has been well-received by LCWR and the many orders that were visited during this process. I have walked with the sisters during these years of the investigatory processes initiated by the Vatican prior to Pope Francis. The perspectives I offer here are based on my work in the field of leadership for over 40 years, and my unending appreciation of the sisters. One of the key predictors of an organization's future fate is how it deals with crises.