Looking beyond knowledge: can wisdom be nurtured in management programs?

Intezari, Ali and Pauleen, D.J. (2013). Looking beyond knowledge: can wisdom be nurtured in management programs?. In: 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Orlando, FL, United States, (). 9-13 August 2013.

Author Intezari, Ali
Pauleen, D.J.
Title of paper Looking beyond knowledge: can wisdom be nurtured in management programs?
Conference name 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM)
Conference location Orlando, FL, United States
Conference dates 9-13 August 2013
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Other
Total pages 23
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter discusses how wisdom may be taught to business students and business people. Highlighting the possibility of knowledge fallibility in a complex and unpredictable business world, we argue that managing complex situations entails not only being knowledgeable in a given context, but also practically wise. We introduce an integral meta-competencies theory of wisdom, which suggests that wisdom is the manifestation of a person’s cognitive and practical interactions with the real world, and which can be fostered through the development of a set of meta-competencies. According to this theory, wisdom refers to in-mind and contextual interactions among the meta-competences at four levels: level of Collection, level of Cognition, level of Connection, and level of Conduct. Each level is in fact a category of inter-connected, wisdom-related meta-competencies, which have been distilled from the literature and which we believe are useful for taking proper action in and coping with a complex world. We argue that by developing these meta-competencies one would be able to make decisions and take actions, which over time will more likely be considered wise. Some classroom strategies for developing these meta-competencies are proposed.
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