QUANTUM LEADERSHIP: Corporate and public leadership face the need for a quantum leap in their thinking about the structure and leadership of organizations. They face the greatest technological upheaval and the greatest need for creative restructuring since the Industrial Revolution. Without clearly recognizing it, corporate and public leaders are challenged by external forces to build a radically new leadership culture from the ground up.
This new culture must define a new leadership paradigm that can deal creatively with rapid change, uncertainty, global interconnectivity, de-centralization, and greater demands for ethics and meaning from both employees and customers. This requires not just new thinking, new metaphors, new assumptions, and new values. There is no more powerful model for such a paradigm shift than the revolution in scientific thinking that gave us quantum physics, chaos, and complexity science.
Quantum leadership is leadership informed by quantum thinking and guided by the defining principles of quantum physics. Quantum leaders use both/and thinking, they think ahead by formulating many scenarios for what the future might hold, encourage questions and experiments, and thrive on uncertainty. Quantum leaders have used the defining principles of spiritual intelligence to nurture a higher, quantum intelligence. ~Danah Zohar