From Smart to Wise. Acting and Leading with Wisdom

  • ID: 2329422
  • Book
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for From Smart to Wise

"From Smart to Wise teaches the importance of working together and shows that everyone can contribute to making the world a better place."
Alan Mulally, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company

"We are entering a new era of ′conscious capitalism′ in which enlightened organizations will strive to serve a higher purpose that transcends profit maximization. This thought–provoking book proposes pragmatic pathways for smart leaders to become wise leaders who will run the conscious businesses of tomorrow."
John Mackey, co–CEO and cofounder, Whole Foods Market

"An invaluable guide to negotiating leadership in a world that expects both reflection and decisive action from the C–suite. This enjoyable book reminds us that leadership success requires continual communication, motivation, and connection to a meaningful purpose."
Beth Comstock, chief marketing officer, GE

"Leaders can′t rely on smartness alone to solve the complex issues and paradoxes they face today. This seminal book shows how leaders across sectors can cultivate practical wisdom and use it to create sustainable value for all stakeholders."
Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman, the World Economic Forum

"In a leadership landscape of greater volatility, uncertainty, and public attention, the wisdom conveyed by Kaipa and Radjou in From Smart to Wise will prove invaluable for any executive seeking lasting impact and fulfillment."
Dominic Barton, global managing director, McKinsey & Company

"Few developments for leadership are more important in today′s world than learning how to blend eastern wisdom traditions with western pragmatism. From Smart to Wise is an immensely practical guide for those who are serious about their development as leaders."
Peter Senge, founding chair, Society for Organizational Learning; New York Times best–selling author, The Fifth Discipline

"Kaipa and Radjou remind us that at the top of the intelligence hierarchy isn′t the individual genius but the genius maker who has the wisdom to lead for the common good and evoke the best in others. The path from smart to wise should be the aspiration of all who lead in the knowledge economy."
Liz Wiseman, Wall Street Journal best–selling author, Multipliers

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Preface ix

1 Wise Leaders Wanted 1

2 Shift Your Perspective: Connect to Your Noble Purpose 29

3 Be Aware of Your Action Orientation: Act Authentically and Appropriately 61

4 Gain Role Clarity: Lead from Any Position 85

5 Clarify Your Decision Logic: Decide with Discernment 113

6 Develop Flexible Fortitude: Know When to Hold and When to Fold 139

7 Discover Drivers of Your Motivation: Act with Enlightened Self–Interest 155

8 Cocreate a Field of Wise Leadership: Find Your Wisdom Logic 177

Notes 209

Acknowledgments 231

About the Authors 235

Index 237

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Prasad Kaipa
Navi Radjou
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