From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom

  • 7h 21m 51s
  • Navi Radjou, Prasad Kaipa
  • Gildan Media
  • 2020

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 on operational excellence or smart leadership that focuses on growth. When a leader's focus is too functional, the organization becomes introverted and can focus too much on bottom-line profitability while missing out on top-line growth opportunities. But when leaders focus too much on smart leadership, the organization may experience quick growth but lose its effectiveness quickly.

From Smart to Wise offers a new approach that balances the two styles to achieve a form of wise leadership that is both functional and smart. Drawing on inspiring real-life stories of historical and contemporary wise leaders such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and even Mahatma Gandhi, the authors identify six characteristics of wise leaders and offer a practical framework to help listeners develop their own style of wise leadership.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One - Wise Leaders Wanted
  • Chapter Two - Shift Your Perspective—Connect to Your Noble Purpose
  • Chapter Three - Be Aware of Your Action Orientation—Act Authentically and Appropriately
  • Chapter Four - Gain Role Clarity—Lead from Any Position
  • Chapter Five - Clarify Your Decision Logic—Decide with Discernment
  • Chapter Six - Develop Flexible Fortitude—Know When to Hold and When to Fold
  • Chapter Seven - Discover Drivers of Your Motivation—Act with Enlightened Self-Interest
  • Chapter Eight - Cocreate a Field of Wise Leadership—Find Your Wisdom Logic