How to Be a Quantum Leader in an Intelligent Organization?

  • Şefika Şule Erçetin
  • Esen Arzu Kayman
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


If your organization is intelligent, your leader has to be more than or as intelligent and equipped as your organization. A quantum leader is the one who copes with and adapts the rapid change in conditions and environment, uncertainty and to the speed of access to data, information and knowledge to fulfill the objectives of the organization. Taking the qualities of an intelligent organization into account, the quantum leader should have a strong interaction with the followers, be aware of the uncertainty and probabilities, know the discontinuity of his/her leadership and know the impact of his/her leadership depends on the interaction. Taking the qualities of a quantum leader into account, the intelligent organization should be rapid to act and react, be adaptive to the continuous changing conditions, be flexible in process, be visionary and intuitive, be open-minded just because of uncertainty, use its imagination, have ability to renew and sustain itself. This paper is intended to argue how the qualities of a quantum leader and an intelligent organization meet to fulfill the objectives of the organization in an uncertain, complex environment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.International Science AssociationAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Educational Administration, Supervision, Planning and EconomyHacettepe University and International Science AssociationAnkaraTurkey

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