Singapore University of Social Sciences

Quantum Leadership

Quantum Leadership (OCT501)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1100 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: General Studies

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: SUSS Academy


Quantum leadership involves operating in ambiguity and disorder and is characterized by a heightened state of consciousness that enables adaptive self-organization. It entails operating within complex systems, acknowledging the interconnectedness of phenomena and leveraging entangled relationships and resources. Quantum leaders recognize and harness tensions inherent in chaotic systems, utilizing them to manifest a desired outcome. The concept of quantum leadership has gained significant attention in recent years as organizations grapple with the need to navigate ever-increasing levels of complexity and unpredictability in today's fast-paced, globalized business environment. This course discusses the key principles of quantum leadership and the implications for organizational success. At its core, quantum leadership is founded on the principles of quantum mechanics, which describe the behaviour of particles at the subatomic level. These principles have been applied to leadership in recognition of the fact that organizations are not static, mechanical systems, but rather complex, adaptive systems that are constantly evolving and interacting with their environment, dealing with entanglement, superposition and probabilistic emergence. One of the key tenets of quantum leadership is the acceptance of uncertainty and disorder. Rather than trying to impose order and control on complex systems, quantum leaders recognize that such systems are inherently chaotic and unpredictable, and must be approached with a flexible, adaptive mindset. This requires a willingness to embrace ambiguity and to operate within the constraints of incomplete information. Another important principle of quantum leadership is the idea of entanglement. In quantum mechanics, particles can become entangled, meaning that their properties are inextricably linked. Similarly, in complex organizations, different elements can become entangled, with their behavior and outcomes influenced by their interconnectedness. Quantum leaders recognize the importance of these entangled relationships and work to leverage t

Level: 5
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: ALL SEMESTERS


  • Key Principles of Quantum Mechanics and their Relevance to Leadership.
  • The Higher Order of Consciousness within and beyond the Organization.
  • Leadership Approaches for Business Flourishing in Quantum Leadership.
  • Entanglements and Interconnections of Relationships in Complex Organizations.
  • The Enablers of Quantum Leadership in Times of Ambiguity and Chaos.
  • Systemic Perspectives of a Quantum Leader: Navigating Complexity and Uncertainty, Collaboration and Shared Vision.

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the principles of quantum mechanics and how they can be applied to leadership in complex, adaptive systems.
  • Evaluate the importance of entangled relationships in complex organizations and assess strategies for leveraging them to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Critique the traditional approach to leadership and compare it to the principles of Quantum Leadership.
  • Appraise the potential benefits and risks of applying Quantum Leadership approach in a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Construct a personal Quantum Leadership development plan, incorporating self-reflection, continuous learning, and growth strategies to enhance leadership effectiveness and navigate complex organizational landscapes.
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