Leadership
 in 
the 
Age 
of 
Complexity: 
From 
Hero 
to 
Host

Leadership
 in 
the 
Age 
of 
Complexity: 
From 
Hero 
to 
Host
Margaret
 Wheatley
 with
 Debbie 
Frieze
Resurgence
 Magazine, 
Winter
 2011

For 
too 
long,
 too 
many
 of 
us 
have 
been 
entranced
 by 
heroes. 
Perhaps 
it’s 
our 
desire 
to
 be
 saved,
to 
not 
have 
to 
do
 the 
hard
 work,
 to 
rely 
on 
someone
 else 
to 
figure
 things 
out.


Constantly 
we 
are 
barraged
 by 
politicians 
presenting
 themselves 
as 
heroes, 
the 
ones
 who 
will 
fix 
everything 
and
 make
 our
 problems
 go 
away. 
It’s
 a
 seductive
 image,
 an
 enticing
 promise.
 And
 we 
keep
 believing 
it.
 Somewhere 
there’s
 someone
 who 
will
 make
 it 
all 
better. 
Somewhere, 
there’s 
someone
 who’s 
visionary,
 inspiring, 
brilliant,
 trustworthy, 
and 
we’ll 
all
 happily
 follow him
 or 
her. 
Somewhere…

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