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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...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Stairway to Wisdom

    May 15, 2014 By David Brooks, The New York Times Let’s say you wanted to understand a social problem in depth. Let’s say you wanted to move from a dry, statistical understanding of a problem to a rich, humane one. How would you do it? What steps would you take on your climb toward understanding? Well...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Problem with Confidence

    May 12, 2014 By David Brooks, The New York Times The current issue of The Atlantic carries a fascinating summary of “ The Confidence Code ” by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. The essay runs through the evidence suggesting that women tend to have too little self-confidence. When asked how well they did...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

    By Barry Schwartz, The Huffington Post What does is take for people to thrive? There has been much research on this question in the last 30 years and two key insights have emerged. What matters most to a life well lived are work that matters -- to you and to others -- and close relations to friends,...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom 2015 : Call for Contributions for an Edited Book: Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology

    Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2014, 1-2 pages, double-spaced Notification Due May 15, 2014 Final Version Due Jul 30, 2014 Title of Book: Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology: Insights, Issues and Questions for a New Millennium Publisher: Gower Publishing UK Series: The Practical Wisdom in Leadership...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Approaching Power with Humility and Wisdom

    Understanding the impact that winning and power has on your brain and behavior by Michael Hogan, Psychology Today Excerpt: Most of us know of the genius of Pablo Picasso, the Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist who revolutionized art in the opening decades of the 20th century. But few...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom in Thinking about the Future of Work

    December 9, 2013 Thinking for the Future By David Brooks, The New York Times We’re living in an era of mechanized intelligence, an age in which you’re probably going to find yourself in a workplace with diagnostic systems, different algorithms and computer-driven data analysis. If you want to thrive...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Practical Wisdom, According to Messrs. Franklin and Emerson

    By Walter G. Moss, History News Network In the United States today few of us value wisdom. Most of our politicians do not, nor does our culture. What U. S. humorist Dave Barry once said about television – its “message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Wise Leadership - Professors Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka

    Cited by Deans Talk, A Discussion on Management Education , Harvard Business Review sat down with Hitotsubashi ICS Professor Emeritus Ikujiro Nonaka and former Hitotsubashi ICS dean Hirotaka Takeuchi (now professor at HBS) to talk about what it means to be a leader who does what is right not only for...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Barry Schwartz's 'Practical Wisdom'

    Published: December 17, 2012 in Knowledge@Wharton Swarthmore professor Barry Schwartz says rules and incentives are an "insurance policy against disaster, but [they don't] produce excellence." In the recent book, Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing, Schwartz and co-author...
     Posted by: brendah
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  • Developing a Happier Life – 10 Steps to Help (2016)

    10 Steps to a Happier Life. Developing and leading a happier life is not only focusing on what and how you are adding to your life but also what you need to reduce or eliminate. Below are 10 important guidelines for a happier life. 1. Control of actions and speech to avoid actions that create unnecessary...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Researching Practice Wisdom in Social Work (2016)

    Abstract: Social workers, as skilled helpers who make professional decisions using intuitive actions rather than by following defined rules, deserve better recognition for their practice wisdom. However, since there is a tendency amongst practitioners who adhere to the evidence-based paradigm to disregard...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Two Great Problems of Learning: Science and Civilization (2016)

    Two great problems of learning confront humanity: learning about the nature of the universe and about ourselves and other living things as a part of the universe, and learning how to become civilized. The first problem was solved, in essence, in the seventeenth century, with the creation of modern science...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Wisdom and humility (2016)

    Excerpt: Practical wisdom (wisdom concerned with what to do rather than what to think about abstract matters) is the virtue that enables a person to deliberate and choose well. The wise person grasps what matters in life and reasons well about how to get it. This understanding of wisdom comes from Aristotle...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • “Reading H. Richard Niebuhr through Aristotelian Lenses: Pointers toward a Christian Practical Reason,” (2016)

    John Howard Yoder, in his critique of Christ and Culture, argues that Niebuhr’s refusal to say that there is one right way for “Christ” to relate to “Culture” represents a failure of Christian conviction and a capitulation to relativism. I argue that Niebuhr’s conclusion to Christ and Culture is better...
    (My publication) Posted by: lewis_pa
  • Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology (2016)

    About the book: The dramatic recent advances and emergent trends in technologies have brought to the fore many vital and challenging questions and dilemmas for leaders and organizations. These are issues that call for a critical, insightful examination of key questions such as: are modern technologies...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Toward a Neuroscience of Wisdom (2016)

    Chapter excerpt: Wisdom is a quality of human nature that has been discussed extensively throughout history, perhaps most notably by Aristotle. In modern times, however, despite being considered a pinnacle of human cognition, there has been little public discourse about wisdom or its importance in human...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Quality teaching as moral practice: Cultivating practical Wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: To engage in quality teaching, requires more than just technical skills; it requires the moral capacities to achieve worthwhile aims. We posit teachers need “practical wisdom,” which cultivates teachers’ capacities to conduct themselves purposefully in the moment-to-moment episodes of human...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Can participatory communication be taught? Finding your inner phronēsis. (2015)

    Abstract: This paper pulls together current lessons, and past mistakes, in building capacity in the art and science of participatory communication. The science is the easy part. It is straightforward and tangible. It can be taught in a classroom or through a textbook or manual. But sadly, the science...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Teaching Virtues to Business Professionals (2015)

    Abstract: The focus of many professional and executive level programs is the promotion of a secular world ethic applied to managerial decision making, but this approach has proven insufficient to develop wise managers because it is disconnected from deep-rooted spiritual and philosophical traditions...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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