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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