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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 ...

Organizational Logic—Institutionalizing Wisdom in Organizations
Organizational logic—institutionalizing wisdom in organizations

What a challenging theme! When I first started teaching many years ago, the wisest teacher I knew operated on the adage that wisdom cannot be taught. Why should I abandon his good advice now at my advanced years? But obviously I have done so. My excuse is that I did get two insights that just might make this most difficult topic a bit more manageable. First, I wondered what would happen if I dug into some of the details on how the Founding Fathers thought out the organizational design built into the U.S. Constitution. Perhaps that just might lead the way to some degree of understanding about institutionalizing wisdom in organizations. Second, I wondered whether analyzing ...

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