From smart to wise leaders

Today, most companies and government are run by "Smart leaders » they are kind of Superman who they see each other as super heroes who can save the world by themselves. But the world need other kind of leaders : Wise leaders, someone who turns everyone in the heroes by expressing all their potential. Through several examples of managers which mobilize at the same time the internal talents and the outer partners to co-create innovative solutions, Navi Radjou encourages us to express our authentic.

From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom

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.