In today’s rapidly changing world, organizations face the unique challenges of multiple ‘dualisms:’ working productively in the present while innovating fruitfully for the future, being successful but not becoming a victim of the success, and acting under conditions of uncertainty while having a clear vision of the future. A lack of managerial ability to deal productively with such conflicting challenges can lead to disasters in many organizations. Is there a promising solution? Yes, wisdom management! This workshop offers a great opportunity to learn:


Why Wisdom and Why Today?

  • By “wisdom” we mean. . .
  • To be or not to be wise at the workplace?
  • Can and should managers be wise?
  • What the characteristics of wise managers are
  • Time appropriateness for managing for wisdom

Explaining Wisdom-Related Skills

  • The main interdisciplinary approaches
  • Is wisdom the same phenomenon across a variety of domains of human endeavour?

Understanding Wisdom and Its Application To

  • Individuals
  • Groups/teams
  • Organizations

How to Measure Wisdom-Related Performance?

“Know-Hows” of Wisdom Management

  • Best organizational practices
  • Working approaches of wise executives
  • Promising solutions to unwise problems
  • Successful strategies for stimulating wisdom-related performance

Climate Conducive to Wisdom Management

  • How to create and sustain it
  • How to channel wisdom in organizations

How do Famous Managers use Their Wisdom?

  • Lessons from well-known businessmen and entrepreneurs
  • Tips from successful public servants
  • Leaning from great scientists

Absence of Wisdom and Its Consequences

  • What is it and why it matters?
  • Foolishness and its outcomes

 . . . and a Journey to Wisdom in

  • Ourselves
  • Our teams
  • Our organizations


  • What constitutes applied wisdom and why it is important for individuals and organizations alike
  • Who, when, and why can be considered a wise person
  • How to assess wisdom-related performance
  • ‘Wise manager’: myth or reality?
  • Is there a place for wise managers in today’s organizations?
  • How to identify and develop wise managers
  • What the legacy of wise managers is
  • How to cultivate wisdom-related performance by applying micro- and macro-organizational strategies


  • Senior managers in public, private or non-profit organizations, who are responsible for multiple functions at a strategic level
  • Directors who wish a new way of thinking to excite their organizations
  • HR executives on whom organizations rely for strategic advice and programming
  • Professionals having negotiation responsibilities
  • Project managers, team leaders, and supervisors who need help to resolve daily situations at work
  • Team leaders who need to build, direct, inspire, motivate, and efficiently manage teams
  • Managers facing challenging schedules with limited resources
  • Managers, supervisors, and coordinators who want to move beyond the administrative aspects of management
  • Experienced managers wishing to take stock of their development plans
  • Individuals who consider management as a future career choice
  • Professionals who want to become wise problem solvers and decision makers
  • Individuals wishing to organize their life to be happier, more fulfilled, and less stressful
  • Individuals who want to understand whether they possess unique wisdom-related skills necessary for success in professional and personal lives
  • Politicians who wish to be wise in undertaking decisions and actions