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  • How leaders can bridge the empathy gap in a crisis

    by Eric J. McNulty, Strategy + Business Executives tend to err on the side of caution, rather than compassion, when disaster strikes. Here are four ways they can do better. I have studied crises for more than a decade and worked with senior executives for far longer than that. After a while, patterns...
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  • Can We Create Empathy in Others?

    by Debbie Levitt, CMS Wire Those of us working in the customer experience or user experience field have heard the term “empathy” bandied about with increasing frequency over the last few years. As a growing buzzword, it's important to think critically about what we've been hearing. How do we...
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  • Focus on character skills at school, say businesses

    by Kate Parker, TES.com Businesses are calling for character and softer skills – like team leadership and problem-solving – to be given a greater focus in the curriculum. It comes as CBI research reveals that almost one in four 17- to 23-year-olds doesn't feel that their education has adequately...
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  • Wisdom in business and management

    Center for Practical Wisdom Conducting business hinges on being able to make sound, smart decisions for moving a company forward. Does that mean business needs to be steeped in wise decision making and management practices? Ali Intezari and David Pauleen's book, Wisdom, Analytics and Wicked Problems...
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  • Why Wisdom Can’t Be Taught

    by Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD The day after becoming the CEO of a company facing turbulent times, David had a dream. In it, while walking on a beach he discovered a bottle. On opening, a genie appeared offering him a wish in exchange for her freedom. Eschewing riches, fame or a long life, David opted...
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  • Do We Always Need Purpose?

    By Naveen Khajanchi, CEO & Director, NKH Foundation, INSEAD Knowledge Regain control by better understanding your inner “purpose”. Like most executives, I travel a lot. This can mean a lot of planning, anxiety, frustration and tiredness. In the past, I would return from a trip in a bad mood, having...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Creativity, Companies, and the Wisdom of Crowds

    by Robert J. Shiller, The Guardian Economic growth, as we learned long ago from the works of economists like MIT’s Robert M. Solow, is largely driven by learning and innovation, not just saving and the accumulation of capital. Ultimately, economic progress depends on creativity. That is why fear of ...
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  • How Mindfulness Improves Decision-Making

    By Natalia Karelaia, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences, Forbes Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making? Five years ago when I introduced mindfulness to my MBA decision-making class...
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  • 'Solar Freakin' Roadways' And The Wisdom Of Small Wins

    by Stephen J. Meyer, Forbes I’m going to tie together some remarkable stats about the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, the mythical “gasoline pill,” an obscure story about the EPA in the early 1970s, and Solar Freakin’ Roadways. The payoff will be an insight into how we should approach big, staggeringly...
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  • Mindful Connection Across Language and Culture

    Mila Golovine, Huff Post Business A few days after attending Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, I am still reflecting on the fascinating discussions we had with speakers and other participants from various backgrounds and cultures. The event encompassed an amazing blend of most diverse individuals...
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  • Business Ethics: A Virtue Ethics and Common Good Approach (2018)

    Foreword excerpt by Barry Schwartz: It has been almost 250 years since moral philosopher Adam Smith changed the world. Though there were certainly transactions for profit before The wealth of Nations, Smith offered a comprehensive argument that would come from the free exchange of goods and services...
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  • The role of wisdom leadership in increasing job performance: Evidence from the Egyptian tourism sector (2017)

    Abstract: The paper aims to explore the intervening role of wisdom leadership in the link between leadership styles and employees' team performance, in the context of travel agents. Drawing on the leadership theory and the strategic leadership model, we develop an integrative model exploring the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Virtue Development and Role of Character in Decision Making (2017)

    Abstract: The most significant contribution of virtue ethics is the role of discriminative intelligence (practical wisdom) in decision making. Decision making in virtue ethics is actually influenced by the acumen and discriminative intelligence of the agent concerned rather than rules and codes of morality...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • A Handbook of Practical Wisdom: Leadership, Organization, & Intergral Business Practice (2016)

    Abstract : The current financial and on-going ecological crises have taught us that without practical wisdom, business, organisations and leadership cannot be sustainable. In response to this situation, the Handbook of Practical Wisdom presents a critically informed understanding of wise practices, contributing...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Dignity, Wisdom, and Tomorrow's Ethical Business Leader (2016)

    Abstract: This article examines the role wisdom and dignity play in developing ethical business leaders, or what we call shamanic leaders, for the twenty-first century. We define wisdom as the integration of moral imagination (the good), systems understanding (the true), and aesthetic sensibility (the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom, management and organization (2014)

    Excerpt: From knowledge to wisdom Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? (Eliot (2001), The Four Quartets) Wisdom has enjoyed an inverted history; while it seemed to have been pre-eminent in ancient thought, it has, as civilization has ‘progressed...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Examining workplace mindfulness and its relations to job performance and turnover intention (2014)

    Abstract: In recent years, research on mindfulness has burgeoned across several lines of scholarship. Nevertheless, very little empirical research has investigated mindfulness from a workplace perspective. In the study reported here, we address this oversight by examining workplace mindfulness – the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Ethics Education of Business Leaders: Emotional Intelligence, Virtues, and Contemplative Learning (2013)

    Events on Wall Street and Main Street reveal that some business leaders make dramatically unethical self-serving decisions that ignore the public interest. How can business schools educate future business leaders to make ethical decisions? Unfortunately, most business schools fail in teaching ethical...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Book Review: Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All (2013)

    Book Review by Shrihari Udupa: Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All . London, UK: Random House Business Books, 2011, 320 pp. ₹ 799 [Hardback] (ISBN: 978 1 847 94088 9) Excerpt: How do some companies thrive in uncertainty and...
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  • From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom (2013)

    Book Description: A fresh and timely approach to nurturing wise, resilient, and flexible leadership in a world of growing complexity Leaders tend to obstinately stick to the leadership style that brought them most success in the past, usually one of two extreme styles: functional leadership that focuses...
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