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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 ...

Interpersonal Logic—Team Wisdom: Definition, Dynamics, and Applications
Interpersonal logic—team wisdom: Definition, dynamics, and applications

The power of effective teamwork can result in amazing innovation, brilliant strategy, and saved lives. For example, new product development teams navigate disciplinary boundaries to develop breakthrough technologies, surgery teams learn new lifesaving techniques, and executive teams candidly share crucial strategic information with implications for improving market performance. Ineffective teamwork, in contrast, can lead to bankruptcy (consider Enron), accidents, and missed opportunities. For example, dysfunctional top management teams can let politics and disagreements consume their attention, leaving their organizations floundering in a competitive marketplace; poorly coordinated mountain expedition teams can allow a team member's death; and misaligned product development teams can waste money and time, missing crucial market windows. Teams that have ...

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