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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 collective attention to such timely subjects as EQ, negotiation, global politics, and individual and organizational ethics.”—Steve Kerr, Chief Learning Officer, Goldman Sachs, and Past President of the Academy of Management“One of the ‘most promising’ forthcoming management books.”—EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENTOrganizes wisdom around the five primary philosophical branches—logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and metaphysicsApplies wisdom in organizations and management through international examples that synthesize a set of practical principles for academics and practicing managersOffers an outstanding collection of world-renowned scholars who give profound insights regarding wisdom

Strategic Metaphysics—Can Wisdom Be Taught?
Strategic metaphysics—can wisdom be taught?

There is clearly an opportunity to better address wisdom within the context of management education. On a seemingly daily basis, we are bombarded with examples of the lack of managerial wisdom. From WorldCom to Katrina, we observe and wonder how smart people can make such stupid decisions. Among other things, this suggests to me that although we might be effective in filling our students’ heads with knowledge, facts, and data, we are much less effective in developing graduates who use this knowledge wisely. Wisdom in management education, in my opinion, is achieved through teachers who are willing and able to act as role models so that students are better able to link theory and practice. In ...

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