From the Publisher
1. Why do most corporate transformation programs fail? What does it really take to bring about a deep "paradigm shift"?
2. What are the three levels of transformation required in any company, and why won't it work to concentrate on only one level?
3. How are paradigms wired into our brains? Why do we need them? Why are they dangerous to us?
4. What are the three kinds of thinking the human brain can do and why is each important for seeing potential corporate infrastructures?
5. What is "quantum thinking" and how does it link the new science to corporate creativity? Why is it essential to rewiring the corporate brain?
6. What are some of the main principles of the new science and how do they relate to corporate leadership issues? What are the three essential features that distinguish the Newtonian and quantum scientific paradigms?
7. What does Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle tell us about the importance of questions and "I don't know" to corporate creativity?
8. What does it mean for a corporation to "be at the edge"? Why is coming to "the edge" necessary to rewiring the corporate brain?
9. Why should a corporate leader want to be at the edge between paradigms? Is there anything essentially wrong with the Newtonian paradigm? Shall we just get rid of it?
10. What are the chief characteristics of the western "self" and the western organization? The eastern "self" and the eastern organization?
11. How does the quantum model of self and organization help to bridge the gap between West and East?
12. How does dialogue differ from debate?
13. Why is dialogue an essential tool of quantum thinking and corporate neural rewiring?
14. What does the Servant Leader really serve? Why is servant leadership essential to quantum leadership?
Suggestions for Further Reading:
* Morgan, Gareth, Images of Organization * Morgan, Gareth, Imaginization * Oshry, Barry, Seeing Systems * Stacey, Ralph, Complexity and Creativity in Organizations * Wheatley, Margaret J., Leadership and the New Science * Wheatley, Margaret J. and Kellner-Rogers, Myron, A Simpler Way
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