September 13, 2016
Drawing inspiration from quantum physics, innovative management thinker Danah Zohar offers a powerful new model for business thinking and practice. “Quantum leaders,” she says, like the systems they have to manage, are poised at “the edge of chaos.” They thrive on the potential latent in uncertainty and are adept at unleashing the creativity of self-organization. More important, they are vision and value lead; they adapt quickly, are unafraid to play with the boundaries and reinvent the rules, and celebrate diversity.
Zohar points out that the existing, business-as-usual paradigm owes a great deal to the outdated thinking, assumptions, and values of Newtonian science, which gave rise to the Industrial Revolution. Newtonian thinking assumes that corporations and markets are like machines – predictable, stable, and controllable; they are best managed in a way that eliminates risk and assures equilibrium. Unfortunately, as the global financial collapse of 2008 demonstrated, this way of thinking is as obsolete as the steam engine.
Further developing ideas she introduced in her acclaimed Rewiring the Corporate Brain and Spiritual Capital, Zohar has written an inspirational book that will motivate leaders to tap the full potential of their employees, their businesses, and the customers they serve.
Danah Zohar is a management thought leader and the author of nine previous books. Her most recent books include Spiritual Capital: Wealth We Can Live By; SQ – Spiritual Intelligence, the Ultimate Intelligence; Rewiring the Corporate Brain; The Quantum Society; and The Quantum Self. Zohar is currently professor of quantum philosophy at Zhejiang University in China. She studied physics and philosophy at MIT, and did her postgraduate work in philosophy, religion, and psychology at Harvard University. She regularly speaks at leadership forums and works with corporate leadership teams worldwide. Her clients have included Volvo, Coca-Cola, McKinsey, Astra Pharmaceutical, Marks & Spencer, Motorola, and many other firms. Zohar lectures widely throughout the world at conferences organized by UNESCO, the European Cultural Foundation, the Davos World Economic Forum, and many other national and international organizations.