From Smart to Wise by Prasad Kaipa
Acting and Leading with Wisdom

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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 readers develop their own style of wise leadership.

A timely and innovative approach to leadershipWritten by noted speakers who conduct dozens of keynote speeches and workshops, training thousands of people annually

About Prasad Kaipa

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Prasad Kaipa (Campbell, CA) is the CEO of the Kaipa Group and a senior research fellow and visiting professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Since 1990, he has been an advisor and coach focusing on innovation and leadership to over 110 CEOs, executive team members and board members in 100+ companies, including Lufthansa, Exxon Mobil, Ford, Sun, PepsiCo, Union Bank and AT&T. He has been a Smith Richardson Visiting Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership since June 2010. With his co-author, he writes a blog on and has published in BusinessWeek and Economic Times. He is on the Board of Directors/Trustees for ILA, Marico Innovation Foundation, Lead India 2020, Society for Organizational Learning (SoL), and more.Navi Radjou (Cambridge, UK) is the Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School and a strategy consultant to major organizations worldwide, advising senior executives on leadership, innovation, and emerging markets. Previously, he was a VP at Forrester Research in Boston and San Francisco. He has been extensively featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, The Financial Times, and Le Monde and is a regular blogger for
Published March 19, 2013 by Jossey-Bass. 272 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Two leading thinkers present a 6-part process by which today's leaders can evolve to meet 21st-century business challenges.

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