Lead with Wisdom. How Wisdom Transforms Good Leaders into Great Leaders

  • ID: 2720709
  • Book
  • 296 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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′Mark Strom accomplishes a truly extraordinary task: illuminating how wisdom drives leadership. His approach is intellectually fascinating and practically simple, and reflects the impressive existential depth of his own life′s course.′

Pierre Gurdjian Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Brussels

′A powerful, compelling and beautifully observed map of leadership.′

Sir Robert ′Bob′ Harvey, KNZM, QSO Chair, Auckland Waterfront Authority

′Poignant, elegant, substantive, profound, simple.′

THEARY SENG President, CIVICUS, Phnom Penh

Wisdom is the ability to discern and act on meaningful patterns in human experience. As philosopher of leadership Mark Strom explains, it is the defining quality that makes the difference between a good leader and a great one.

Lead with Wisdom draws upon the richest ideas from history′s greatest thinkers, showing how we can shape our lives through words, relationships, conversations, stories, and much more. This results in powerful lessons on how to leverage the insights of wisdom for deep, even game–changing, results.

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Introduction xi

PART I — WISDOM AND LEADERSHIP 01

The Story Behind Wisdom and Leadership 3

Chapter 1: Wisdom 5

Chapter 2: Leadership 27

PART II — PATTERNS 47

The Story Behind Patterns 49

Chapter 3: Naming 51

Chapter 4: Conversation 71

Chapter 5: Influence 95

Chapter 6: Character 113

PART III — ARTS 131

The Story Behind Arts 133

Chapter 7: Story 135

Chapter 8: Brilliance 155

Chapter 9: Promise 175

Chapter 10: Grace 193

PART IV — APPLYING THE PATTERNS AND ARTS 211

The Story Behind Application 213

Chapter 11: Leader′s Journey 215

Chapter 12: Leading One 227

Chapter 13: Leading Many 243

Conclusion 257

Acknowledgements 259

Endnotes 261

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