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How to Evolve from Smart Leader to Wise Leader

What’s the difference between a “smart” leader and a “wise leader"? Wise leaders continually reframe and reinterpret events, finding new meanings in a rapidly changing environment. Their flexible and resilient mind-set allows them to act and lead with wisdom—and to become more influential.


About the Author(s)

Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou Prasad Kaipa and Navi Radjou are coauthors of the new book From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom (Jossey-Bass) from which this article was adapted. Kaipa is a CEO advisor and coach and a senior fellow at the Indian School of Business. Radjou is an independent strategy consultant. Based in Silicon Valley, they write popular blogs for HBR.com. For more information, visit http://www.fromsmarttowise.com