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Smart To Wise

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Being smart, savvy and knowledgeable during the early stages of your career is one thing. Being wise, an accomplished expert and someone who is widely regarded as having created something of substance and value is the next level. This book shows you how to take the knowledge that you have and turn it into the wisdom that leads people to regard you as a trusted colleague, partner or advisor. Smart to Wise sets out the 7 pillars that you must master, if you want to move from being seen as "smart" to being truly authoritative and trusted, and which will propel you on to the next level in your career and in the direction you want it to go. In mastering these 7 pillars, people at work, in your communituy and amongst your contacts will regard you as someone whose judgement and integrity they can trust absolutely, and to who they will look for advice, guidance and involvement in key projects and initiatives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Introduction-Wisdom
    1. WHAT IS WISDOM?
    2. Theoretical Wisdom
    3. Practical Wisdom
    4. FROM SMART TO WISE
    5. “Smart” or “Wise”?
    6. SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM
  7. First Pillar-Self-Mastery
    1. WISDOM AS SELF-AWARENESS
    2. KNOW YOURSELF
    3. How do Other People Perceive You?
    4. Your “Dark Side”
    5. Seek Feedback
    6. BE YOURSELF
    7. Accept Your Limitations
    8. Seek Out Work that Brings You Joy
    9. BUILD INNER STRENGTH
    10. Resilience
    11. Gratitude
    12. CULTIVATE DETACHMENT
    13. Compassionate Detachment
    14. Freedom from Fear
  8. Second Pillar-Perception
    1. WISDOM AS INTUITION
    2. PERCEIVE CLEARLY
    3. Modes of Perception
    4. Skilled Listening
    5. INTERPRET MEANING
    6. Cause and Effect
    7. Spotting Trends
    8. DEVELOP INTUITION
    9. Intuition allows you to:
    10. How Intuition Works
    11. How to Develop your Intuition
    12. DISCRIMINATE PRECISELY
    13. Interpreting for Others
    14. Pervasiveness and Personalisation
  9. Third Pillar-Evolution
    1. WISDOM AS EXPERIENCE
    2. Narrow Wisdom
    3. Wisdom as Maturity
    4. Experience at the Heart of Wisdom
    5. OPEN MIND
    6. CURIOSITY
    7. The Role of Play
    8. Embracing Subtlety
    9. Your Strengths are Your Power
    10. The Questions You Ask
    11. The Connections You Make
    12. Creativity
    13. Innovating
  10. Fourth Pillar-Conduct
    1. WISDOM AS VIRTUE
    2. GOOD CONDUCT
    3. Ethics and Morality
    4. Blame
    5. SELF-CONTROL
    6. Discretion
    7. Aggression
    8. Anger
    9. DETERMINATION
    10. Persistence
    11. Do Things Right
    12. GENEROSITY
    13. Material Generosity
    14. Personal Generosity
    15. Spiritual Generosity
  11. Fifth Pillar-Judgement
    1. JUDGEMENT AS THE PRODUCT OF CHARACTER
    2. Ability to Reason
    3. Rationality
    4. Deduction
    5. Induction
    6. Abduction
    7. Faith
    8. Creating a Logical Argument
    9. ABILITY TO WEIGH
    10. Know when to say “no”
    11. ABILITY TO FORECAST
    12. Embrace Complexity
    13. Planning Fallacy
    14. ABILITY TO DECIDE
    15. Decisions and Action
  12. Sixth Pillar-Fairness
    1. FAIRNESS AS A CHOICE
    2. RIGHT ACTION
    3. Confidence and Responsibility
    4. Speaking Truth to Power
    5. EQUITY
    6. Adams and Equity
    7. CONFLICT
    8. Your Own Conflict
    9. Other People’s Conflict
    10. MORAL PURPOSE
    11. Moral Virtue
    12. Personal Values
  13. Seventh Pillar-Authority
    1. THE AUTHORITY OF WISDOM
    2. COMMUNICATION
    3. Leaked Communication
    4. Skilled Communication
    5. PERSUASION
    6. Presence of Mind
    7. Rhetoric
    8. INSPIRATION
    9. The Visionary
    10. The Enchanter
    11. POLITICAL WISDOM
    12. Connecting with People
    13. Influencing People
    14. The Wisdom of Authority
  14. Conclusion
    1. TOWARDS A UNIFYING PICTURE OF WISDOM
    2. FUZZY WISDOM
    3. Adulthood
    4. When are we wise?
    5. A NEVER-ENDING JOURNEY
  15. About the Author