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“A brilliant and comprehensive introduction to the most seminal component of leadership: wisdom. The diversity of the readings and wisdom of the authors make this a most original and valuable addition to the management canon.”—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, University of Southern California and author of On Becoming a Leader“This wonderful compilation proves that management is as much art as science, and that deep thinking can inform and inspire practice to be more humane, ethical, and, yes, wise.”—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor and best-selling author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End“If you'll forgive a pun, this is a wise book about organizational and managerial wisdom. It shows what's possible when some of our best thinkers turn their ...

Individual Logic—Wisdom in Organizations: A Balance Theory Analysis
Individual logic—wisdom in organizations: A balance theory analysis

It could be argued that the most important factor in an organization's success is wisdom, particularly the wisdom of those within the organization's leadership ranks. An organization, whether it is a corporation, a government agency, or an academic institution, can go from being at the top of its game in an industry to struggling to scrape by—based solely on who is at the helm and this leader's ability to impart wise leadership on the organization. Similarly, but perhaps less drastic, an organization can make one wise decision followed by a less wise one based on how well its leaders are able to integrate the organization's values and prudently use the ...

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