About Quantum Leadership

Quantum Leadership: New Consciousness in Business

A Stanford University Press book anticipated for a 2019 release

We each have a story about who we are and the world we live in. At its essence it is what we call consciousness. Could changing our consciousness hold the key to prosperity? Is consciousness an untapped form of business capital? Using extensive field research, we show how changing the narrative about our self, others, and the world is the most effective way for any business to profitably promote flourishing, turning challenges into opportunities and surviving into thriving.

Our evidence-based approach complements the financial case for sustainability by emphasizing the emotional and relational basis of leadership. Central to our proposition are mindfulness practices that instill a new consciousness of connectedness in leaders and organizations. We show that it is only through such a change in consciousness that businesses can develop profit strategies aimed at healthy environments and increasing wellbeing. Without it, businesses are condemned to continue today’s profit strategies that, at best, reduce social harm or their ecological footprint and, at worst, contribute to growing social crises and environmental disaster.

Over 40 family owned companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), both East and West, provide an intimate first-hand account of a powerful new form of enterprise, illustrated with vibrant stories and extensive data analysis, to describe a business-led transformation toward a world in which people experience wellbeing, companies prosper, and nature thrives.

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量子领导力:商业的新觉悟

该书定于2019年出版

对于“我是谁”以及“这个世界是怎么样的”,我们每一个人都有一套自己的世界观。其实这种认识就是我们对这个世界的觉悟。那么,可否假设我们对觉悟的改变是引导企业走向繁荣的关键?或者更进一步地说,觉悟力是一块处女地,是一个有待我们去开发的新型商业资本?在本书中,我们将使用大量的第一手数据来告诉大家:实际上,我们对自己、对他人、对这个世界的觉悟正是最强大的力量。这种觉悟力,能帮助企业蒸蒸日上,转危为机,进而在一片“红海”中一枝独秀。

现有的可持续发展的理念都着重分析这一战略对企业业绩的推动,而我们的研究则注入了新的活力——强调一种情感与联系导向的新型领导力。我们最核心的主张是通过一些正念练习来实现组织和领导者对“万事万物皆相联”的觉悟。正如鱼在水中游反而会忘记水的存在,本书希望企业觉悟到我们所赖以生存的“水”是健康的大环境以及我们每一个人的福祉。这样的觉悟,才应该是企业利润的第一推动力。如不然,若继续保持现有的世界观和经营方式的话,企业能实现的最好的情况,也不过是“不做恶”或环保而已;而最坏的情况,则是大家继续生存在现在这个充满了社会危机和环境污染的旧世界。

我们的主要研究对象是来自于东方和西方的40多个家族企业和中小企业,它们是我们称之为“有觉悟的领导力”的先行者们。我们会用大量的数据和鲜活的案例向大家展示,这些企业是如何给世界带来对个人福祉的关怀、公司的兴盛繁荣、以及大自然的蓬勃发展的可能性。