Quantum Leaps

1st Edition

Seven Skills for Workplace ReCreation

Authors: Charlotte Shelton
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750670777
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd October 1998
Page Count: 240


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Quantum Leaps is a how-to book for creating fundamental change in both ourselves and our organizations. Charlotte Shelton's basic premise is that organizational change happens one person at a time. Our workplaces simply mirror our individual and collective beliefs. Therefore, we change ourselves, our workplaces, and the world by changing our minds. As our beliefs change, we not only see the world differently, we begin to be in the world in a different way, thus creating a new reality.

Shelton uses the basic principles of quantum mechanics as the foundational metaphor for a new quantum skill set that recognizes the highly complex, constantly changing, totally unpredictable nature of life. She demonstrates the inadequacy of our time-honored skills of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. She shows how these skills are directly tied to an obsolete view or reality ignoring the now fundamental requirements of extreme imagination and radical innovation.

Quantum Leaps introduces seven new skills: skills that are compatible with life and work in the twenty-first century. These seven Quantum Skills enable us to see, think, feel, know, act, trust and be radically different ways. Collectively they form a comprehensive model for change.

These skills integrate quantum mechanical principles, state-of-the-art-psychology, and universal spiritual practices. They balance the traditional left-brain business skills with a new skill set that more fully utilizes both hemispheres of the brain. As we master these skills, Shelton states, "We create balanced lives and whole-brain organizations and we become authentic change masters, changing ourselves and our organizations from the inside out."

The Seven Quantum Skills are: Quantum Seeing, Quantum Thinking, Quantum Feeling, Quantum Knowing, Quantum Acting, Quantum Trusting and Quantum

Key Features

· First really practical application of "new science theories" to the workplace¦visual models, anecdotal examples, and application exercises · Quantum Leaps introduces 7 quantum skills necessary for surviving and thriving in a highly complex, constantly changing, totally unpredicatable world · Integrates quantum mechanical principles, state-of-the-art psychology and universal spiritual practices into behavioral skills for individual and organizational change


Practicing managers, mid-level managers, professional business trade

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dwain Willingham, Propane Resources, Mission, Kansas Paradigms and Particles Virtual Reality Upside Down and Backwards Heart Work Learning from the Inside Out From a Distance Order is Free To Be or Not To Be The Whole Is Greater than the Sum of the Parts Quantum Change Afterword by Christine Smith Butler,The Metropolitan Community Colleges, Kansas City, Missouri Appendix 1: Mind Map: An Example Appendix 2: Experiments and Exercises


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About the Author

Charlotte Shelton

Affiliations and Expertise

Owner of the Center for Organizational Renewal in Kansas; has been a Sr. VP and Director of HR for several financial institutions as well as petroleum industries. She has taught in business and psychology departments and is currently Clinica Professor at Rockhurst College School of Management.


'Everyone who works for or heads a corporation should read this book.' - Independent Publisher