Tag Archives: Wisdom

In a full length feature article for�Training Journal, I explained why simply being smart as a leader is not enough. The wisdom of leadership Without a doubt, leaders need to be smart. They need to juggle different aspects of their leadership roles while retaining currency in their areas of technical expertise. They need to have […]

In a full length feature article for Training Journal, I explained why simply being smart as a leader is not enough. The wisdom of leadership Without a doubt, leaders need to be smart. They need to juggle different aspects of their leadership roles while retaining currency in their areas of technical expertise. They need to […]

Smart to Wise was my hardest book to write, so far. And this includes the new book I have just sent to my publisher, Pearson, which is by far the most complex of my ten books to date. One of the reasons why Smart to Wise was so difficult to write was the discipline of […]

One of my favourite websites is Quora. It is a site where anyone can ask any question that interests you. �And members will post their answers. �Members can also read the answers and promote or demote the answers to create a list of answers with those considered best nearer the top. One recent question was: […]

SMART Goals are everywhere. Every organisation has its own framework – mostly familiar; occasionally innovative. Trainers and speakers (like me) get competitive. I only had to hear that one trainer offered SMARTER Goals to be off and running. In my book Brilliant Time Management, I put forward the acme: SMARTEST Goals. ‘Beat that!’ I thought. Specific Meaningful […]

Articles supporting my newest book,�Smart to Wise, are starting to appear in the press, and this is one of my favourites. Commissioned by�Changing Careers�magazine,��Smart is Not Enough��discusses how wisdom opens doors for you as you contemplate your next career move, and it reflects on some of my own experiences.� In the article, I use the […]

Developing wisdom is not an easy or a quick process.� It takes stamina and commitment.� So one simple and powerful support to the process is to set up a routine and practice it until it becomes habit.� A little improvement may seem imperceptible, but a little improvement upon a little improvement, upon a little improvement� […]

Smart to Wise can now offer you a set of powerful cognitive enhancers with no adverse side effects. Controversy is only just beginning to bite, around the ethics and safety of cognitive enhancement drugs like Modafinil � see for example this BBC report.� We can be sure that society will increasingly debate the ethics over […]

As we develop ourselves and grow our lives and careers, wisdom reminds us that we need to maintain balance between different aspects of our lives, whilst making choices about where to focus at different stages in our growth.

The Smart to Wise discussion group on LinkedIn has reached a great milestone: 50 members (the 50th was Kiran Grewal – a fine Programme Management professional who was one of the wisest of my colleagues when I was at Deloitte). If you want to get in on discussions and debates about Smart to Wise and […]

Nearly four years on from the start of the financial crisis, times are still tough. Businesses are struggling and so are many families. Everybody is trying to be smart about the way they deliver services, win work, create sales, and manage the finances or family budget. And these are just the surface level problems that […]

Where does wisdom come from? My answer to this is that wisdom is the compound of great understanding of the world, and applying that knowledge well. So a keystone process in acquiring wisdom is learning. We learn when we connect two different pieces of information together: perhaps when we find you something new and can […]