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Quantum Leadership
New Consciousness in Business
Frederick Chavalit Tsao and Chris Laszlo

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July 2019
280 pages.
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Cloth ISBN: 9781503600331

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In this new book, Frederick Chavalit Tsao and Chris Laszlo argue that current approaches to leadership fail to produce positive outcomes for either businesses or the communities they serve. Employee disengagement and customer fickleness remain high, resulting in a lack of creativity and collaboration at all levels of entrepreneurial activity. Investor demand for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) continues to be poorly integrated into profit strategies.

Drawing on extensive research, this book shows how changing a person's consciousness is the most powerful lever for unlocking his or her leadership potential to create wealth and serve humankind. A wide range of practices of connectedness provide the keys. The journey to higher consciousness changes people at a deep intuitive level, combining embodied experience with analytic-cognitive skill development. Tsao and Laszlo show how leaders who pursue this journey are more likely to flourish with significant benefits to both business and society. These include greater creativity and collaboration along with an increased capability to inspire people and produce lasting change. Readers will come away with a deep understanding of quantum leadership and the day-to-day practices that can help them achieve greater effectiveness and wellbeing at work.

About the authors

Frederick Chavalit Tsao is the Chairman of IMC Pan Asian Alliance Group and founder of Octave. He is a fourth-generation business owner, who joined his family business at age 20 and assumed chairmanship at age 37. Under his stewardship, IMC evolved from a traditional shipping business to one that has presence in more than 17 countries and businesses in integrated supply chains, lifestyle, investments and community development. Octave is a learning platform to help people find clarity, harmony, and a new level of consciousness and freedom. In 1995 he founded East West Cultural Development Centre, which gave birth to AITIA in 2016, dedicated to building 21st century organizations and leaders.

Chris Laszlo, PhD is Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University, where he researches and teaches flourishing enterprise. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Drucker School of Management of Claremont Graduate University and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Benedictine University. He is author of Flourishing Enterprise (2014), Embedded Sustainability (2011), and Sustainable Value (2008), all from Stanford University Press. Chris is also the managing partner of Sustainable Value Partners, a sustainability strategy consulting firm he co-founded in 2002. He was elected in 2018 as incoming Chairperson of the Academy of Management MSR Interest Group.