“If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.” Edison
Implications for QUANTUM LEADERSHIP:
The need for a quantum leap in thinking about the structure and leadership of organizations was never as intensified as it is nowadays. Some of the reasons for this change are technological upheavals and the greatest need for creative restructuring since the Industrial Revolution. These and other external challenges have forced business leaders to build a radically new leadership culture within their workplaces.
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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 but also new assumptions. There is no more powerful model for such a paradigm shift than the revolution in scientific thinking that gave us quantum physics, chaos.
Quantum leadership is leadership informed by quantum thinking and guided by the defining principles of quantum physics. Quantum leaders 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.
Spiritual intelligence is holistic and it does not use more than 90% of your brain. It is also entangling, interdependent and makes you whole. One of the most notable companies whose leaders miss spiritual element is the Ford.
Spiritual intelligence can greatly help leaders searching for a sense of meaning in their personal and professional lives as it gives a sense of purpose and direction. Both spiritual and quantum intelligence give leaders’ own lives clarity and vitality, and when they bring them into their relationships they motivate and inspire others. SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE is our meaning-centered intelligence. It draws on our need for and our access to deep meaning, vision, values, and an over-arching sense of purpose in our lives and leadership. It is the intelligence that makes us whole, the intelligence that tells us who we are and what our lives are about.
Spiritual intelligence and capacity make leaders more effective as human beings. Such leaders offer their organizations a sense of vision and purpose, their colleagues and employees a sense of meaning. SQ gives leaders the skills necessary to build spiritual capital for themselves and for their organizations. It is also pertinent to note that neither spiritual intelligence nor spiritual capital has any necessary connection with religious beliefs or practices.
The counterintuitive predictions of quantum mechanics:
Albert Einstein in 1935 thought an experiment that attempted to show that quantum mechanical theory was incomplete. He wrote: “We are thus forced to conclude that the quantum-mechanical description of physical reality given by wave functions is not complete.”
So, why this quantum mechanism or theory is still important for today’s business leaders even if it is not complete? It is important because it might help to discover, with interrelationships, what they are missing along with solving their own organizational challenges.
Creative literacy (CL):
Creative literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret-meaning, create, communicate, and demonstrate through Innovation using printed and written materials and physical materials in different contexts. It can also be explained as a continuum of learning enabling an individual to achieve goals, develop knowledge and potential, and participate fully in the wider society.