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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 ...

Strategic Aesthetics—Wisdom and Human Resource Management
Strategic aesthetics—wisdom and human resource management

There are many definitions of the term wisdom. Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary (1988) defines it as follows: “1a. Accumulated philosophic or scientific learning: KNOWLEDGE; 1b. Ability to discern inner qualities and relationships: INSIGHT; 1c. Good sense: JUDGMENT; 2. A wise attitude or course of action” (p. 1354).

Several of these definitions are applicable to the current discussion, but we believe that the notions of good sense and judgment may be the most applicable to our perspective. Essentially, we argue that a “wise” human resource management (HRM) system is one that balances the financial goals of the organization with the individual goals of its employees. We view this balance as representing good sense as well ...

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