Knowledge, wisdom and intellectual leadership: A question of the future and knowledge-based sustainability

Rooney David, Bernard McKenna

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Important aspects of knowledge that are underresearched include links between knowledge, wisdom and leadership. This represents a research lacuna, which, if addressed, can help leaders develop knowledge-based strategies for future sustainability. Using a wisdom perspective enables the best, most strategic and ethical use of knowledge. By integrating knowledge and wisdom theory with strategic leadership theory, we define what wise intellectual leadership for a sustainable, knowledge-based future is. More specifically, we argue that strategic leaders should provide intellectual leadership for a sustainable future as an explicit part of a knowledge management strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-70
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital
Volume6
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ethics
  • Futures
  • Knowledge management
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability
  • Wisdom

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Knowledge, wisdom and intellectual leadership: A question of the future and knowledge-based sustainability'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this