Quantum mechanics (QM) is a set of scientific principles describing the known behavior of energy and matter that predominate at the atomic scale. QM gets its name from the notion of quantum, and the quantum value is the Planck constant. The wave–particle duality of energy and matter at the atomic scale provides a unified view of the behavior of particles such as photons and electrons. While the notion of the photon as a quantum of light energy is commonly understood as a particle of light that has an energy value governed by the Planck constant, what is quantized for an electron is the angular momentum it can have as it is bound in an atomic orbital.
So what does this have to do with Leadership? Quantum Physics has been popular for a few years now as a concept to understand and develop principals of leadership. It first came to me through a discussion of David Bohm’s principles discussed in the book Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership, by Joseph Jaworski. We have looked to science for decades to inform and define our need for clarity in principle, ideal and control.