Margaret (Meg) 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—she acts from the 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 universities, and been a formal advisor for leadership programs in England, Croatia, Denmark, Australia and the U.S. Through Berkana, she has advised leadership initiatives in India, Senegal, Brazil, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mexico, Greece, Canada and Europe.
Meg received her doctorate in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University, and her Masters in Media Ecology from N.Y.U. She studied at University College London and the University of Rochester for her Bachelors Degree.
She has authored ten books, from the classic Leadership and the New Science (1992, 1n 19 languages) to Who Do We Choose To Be: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity (2017). Her new work is a CD + book, The Warrior’s Songline, a journey into warriorship guided by voice and sound. Since 2015, she’s been training leaders and activists from 35 countries as Warriors for the Human Spirit. This is the work of the rest of her life.