Sapience: Conversation around Wisdom
Sapience: Developing Leaders to Perform in Uncertainty; The Mindfulness Solution
In the first episode of the new podcast series by Centre for Wisdom in Leadership (CWIL), ‘Sapience’, Faculty member Dr. Surya Tahora is in conversation with leadership Development Advisor Dr. Elizabeth King They dive into the many aspects of mindfulness; does the evidence match the hype, and can we distinguish between mindfulness's peripheral and deeper side? They discuss the implications for organisations, what goes on in senior leadership rooms, and do those decisions serve the greater good.
King E., Badham R. (2018a) ‘Leadership in Uncertainty: The Mindfulness Solution’, Organizational Dynamics.
Sapience: Advancing the science of wise reasoning in management
In the second episode of the ‘Sapience’ podcast series by Centre for Wisdom in Leadership (CWIL), Faculty member Dr. Surya Tahora is in conversation with Dr. Justin Brienza of University of Queensland Business School. They discuss why despite extensive work on wisdom research, it is yet to percolate to the organisations. They also talk about how 'wise reasoning' can benefit organisations where intelligence, emotional intelligence and cognitive ability fail.
Brienza, J. P., Kung, F. Y. H., Santos, H. C., Bobocel, D. R., & Grossmann, I. (2017, September 21). Wisdom, Bias, and Balance: Toward a Process-Sensitive Measurement of Wisdom-Related Cognition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication.
Grossmann, I., Brienza, J. & Bobocel, D. Wise deliberation sustains cooperation. Nat Hum Behav 1, 0061 (2017)
Sapience: Application of wisdom research to organizations leadership, and qualitative research methods
In the third episode of the ‘Sapience’ podcast series by Centre for Wisdom in Leadership (CWIL), Faculty member Dr. Surya Tahora is in conversation with Dr. David Rooney, Honorary Professor, Macquarie Business School. They discuss how various wisdom traditions need to be adapted to leadership training and development, to aid executives deal with various new challenges.
Sapience: The Science of Wisdom in a Polarized World: Knowns and Unknowns
Faculty member Dr Surya Tahora is in conversation with Dr Howard Nusbaum, University of Chicago
They discuss how, despite its long history, there is still much to learn about wisdom and how it can be applied in the real world. They also scrutinise how wisdom researchers from various disciplines and backgrounds can collaborate to identify commonalities in their theories and develop a more comprehensive understanding of wisdom. This understanding can then be used to assist people in making wiser decisions that consider the impact of their actions on others.
Past Imperfect: Indian Histories of Business, Politics and Leadership
Past Imperfect: Podcast Series
SPJIMR's new podcast series, "Past Imperfect," explores leadership from a historical perspective while bridging the past and present. The series is brought to you by SPJIMR's Centre for Wisdom in Leadership CWIL and features conversations with authors of recent works of global and Indian history and explores political and economic leadership in unusual or unconventional situations.
Listen to the first episode here:
Past Imperfect: Thinking about Constitutions with Linda Colley
Historian and Author Linda Colley is in conversation with SPJIMR Prof. Dr Dinyar Patel.
Linda Colley's 'The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen' is a wide-ranging exploration of the development of constitutions, a book which demonstrates how increasingly violent warfare led to the worldwide spread of these documents between the 18th and early 20th centuries. In this episode, Colley discusses global influences on Indian constitutional thought, the relevance of constitutions today, and why historians need to write accessible books.
"Past Imperfect," explores leadership from a historical perspective while bridging the past and present. The series is brought to you by SPJIMR's Centre for Wisdom in Leadership (CWIL) and features conversations with authors of recent works of global and Indian history and explores political and economic leadership in unusual or unconventional situations.
Listen to the second episode here:
Past Imperfect: A Man and a (Five-Year) Plan with Nikhil Menon
Dr Nikhil Menon, Author and Professor, University of Notre Dame, is in conversation with SPJIMR Prof. Dr Dinyar Patel.
“In ‘Planning Democracy’ Nikhil Menon takes us to the summit of Nehruvian planning in the 1950s and 1960s—and what we find there might surprise us. The story of India’s first Five-Year Plans involved a genius professor, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis; deft Cold War diplomacy; and the introduction of India’s first computers. But it was also about so much more: an attempt to make planning ‘democratic,’ a project which involved rural volunteers, Bollywood talent, and even sadhus.”
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Past Imperfect: The Global Business World of the Sassoons with Joseph Sassoon
Author and Professor, Georgetown University, Dr Joseph Sassoon, is in conversation with SPJIMR Prof. Dr Dinyar Patel.
Joseph Sassoon’s ‘The Global Merchants’ charts the meteoric rise and calamitous collapse of the Sassoon family, Jewish refugees from Baghdad who built a world-spanning business empire out of Bombay, London, and Shanghai. Sassoon’s book is full of fascinating characters: opium traders, horse racing aficionados who rubbed shoulders with British royalty, and perhaps the first woman to lead a global commercial enterprise.
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Past Imperfect: Bombay Imagined with Robert Stephens
Robert Stephens, Author and Architect, RMA Architects, is in conversation with SPJIMR Prof. Dr Dinyar Patel.
The architect Charles Correa once described Bombay/Mumbai as a great city but a terrible place. In ‘Bombay Imagined,’ Robert Stephens, an American-born architect at RMA Architects, chronicles several centuries of unfulfilled plans to make the city both greater and less terrible. ‘Bombay Imagined’ demonstrates that smelly sewage, awful infrastructure, paltry open space, and inadequate housing are not simply modern problems: Bombay citizens have established a long tradition of devising plans to mediate these perennial headaches, unfortunately with limited success.
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