1st Edition

The Wise Leader A Practical Guide for Thinking Differently About Leadership

By Paul Lawrence, Suzi Skinner Copyright 2024
    194 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    194 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Wise Leader offers readers a succinct perspective on wise leadership based on theory, practice, and the authors’ own experience.

    The five sections of the book describe the Wise Leader model, five mantras that distil the essence of wisdom for leading. Each section has a theoretical component, theory that the authors seek to bring to life through everyday examples, followed by practical ideas and guidance as to what you can next do in service of becoming a wiser, more effective leader. Each mantra then includes fresh perspectives for leadership development, aimed at supporting organisations globally to maximize their considerable investment in this critical area.

    This book is written for leaders at every level of an organization, providing a perspective of wise leadership that lends itself to practical application. It can also be used by leadership development professionals, offering guidance on how to build practical programs to cultivate enhanced levels of wise leadership in your organization.

    Introduction  Part One 1. Commit to Reflective Learnig  Part Two 2. Know Yourselves  Part Three 3. Transcend Yourselves  Part Four  4. Think Meta!  Part Five 5. Do Dialogue  6. Conclusions


    Dr Paul Lawrence enjoyed a long corporate career, leading teams and businesses in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Australia, and Japan. Paul has been working as a coach and consultant since 2007, based in Sydney, Australia, and is a research associate at Oxford Brookes University in the UK.

    Dr Suzi Skinner combines her global corporate background with her international leadership development practice. Since 2001 Suzi has been integrating evidence-based leadership practices to drive positive culture change with clients worldwide. Based in Sydney, Australia, Suzi is a lecturer and research associate at Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong.