Engaging Emergence (Paperback)
Turning Upheaval Into Opportunity
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781605095219, 241pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2010
Change is everywhere these days--at times it seems like barely controlled chaos. Yet within this turmoil are the seeds of a higher order. When a new system arises from the ashes of the old, science calls the process "emergence." By engaging it, you can help yourself and your organization or community to successfully face disruption and emerge stronger than ever. In this profound book, Peggy Holman offers principles, practices, and real-world stories to help you work with compassion, creativity, and wisdom through the entire arc of change--from disruption to coherence. You'll learn what to notice, what to explore, what to try, and what mindset opens new possibilities. This work can be challenging but also tremendously rewarding. It enables new and unlikely partnerships and develops breakthrough projects. You become part of a process that transforms the culture itself.
About the Author
Peggy Holman is founder of the Open Circle Company, a management consultancy for business, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; cofounder of Journalism That Matters, an initiative that supports pioneers in the emerging news and information ecosystem; and coauthor of The Change Handbook.