How Does Wisdom Help You Lead?

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The following is a short book preview about wisdom and leadership from the Ohio State University Leadership Center.

Lead with Wisdom: How Wisdom Transforms Good Leaders into Great Leaders
Mark Strom, Australia, John Wiley & Sons (2014)

“Wisdom is not a formula or process. Leaders know instinctively that it’s the people stuff that matters most. But reading people is hard work. Where do we start? Wisdom nurtures attentiveness in us. We listen for the words that free people to give their best and those that rob them of the power to act. We look beyond assured explanations. We learn to give equal weight to unity and diversity, and to give up the illusion of balance. We learn not to panic at complexity and ambiguity. Nor to dumb things down. We begin to think and communicate by stories more than by abstract definitions (p. 109-110).”

Lead with Wisdom is available from the OSU Leadership Center.

Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at the OSU Leadership Center website.

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