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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 Ethics—Acting Wisely While Facing Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership
Organizational ethics—acting wisely while facing ethical dilemmas in leadership

You have supervised the building of a water treatment plant in a South American country, the plant is ready, 300 people will be directly and indirectly employed as a consequence of the opening of the plant, and the only thing holding it up is the final approval of the secretary of utilities. Although all permits have been filed and all audits have been completed, he has yet to sign the official papers permitting the opening of the plant. It becomes clear that what really stands in the way of opening the plant is the appropriate payoff to the secretary of utilities. Although the laws of the land prohibit ...

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