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The Wise Advocate


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Table of Contents

1. The Choice of the Moment
2. Low and High Ground
3. Finding Your Inner Voice
4. Relabeling Your Messages
5. Reframing Your Situation
6. Refocusing Your Attention
7. Revaluing Your Leadership

About the Author

Art Kleiner is the editor in chief of strategy+business, the management magazine published by PwC. His books include Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege, and Success (2003) and The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management (2008).

Jeffrey Schwartz is a research psychiatrist at UCLA School of Medicine and a leading expert in neuroplasticity. His many books include Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior (1997) and You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life (2011, with Rebecca Gladding).

Josie Thomson is an award-winning executive coach, speaker, author, and two-time cancer survivor. She is the author of Enliven-U: A Little Book of Inspirations (2015).


The Wise Advocate is a key book for aspiring leaders aiming to make the best-and hardest-choices. The authors provide a practical guide to decision making through a combination of neuroscience concepts, a process of self-reflection, and consideration of the greatest good for the people one must lead. -- Marshall Goldsmith, author of Triggers, MOJO, and What Got You Here Won't Get You There.
You have choices. As a leader making decisions that impact your business, and as a person making decisions that impact your life, you don't have to be a prisoner of the default and (nearly) automatic ways in which your brain attends to information. You don't have to take the road everyone else travels. You can learn to guide your own attention and thinking, to make decisions that stand the test of time. Your first choice, fortunately, is an easy one-read The Wise Advocate. -- Heidi Grant, PhD, chief science officer at the NeuroLeadership Institute, and author of Nine Things Successful People Do Differently
When an organization commits to meaningful change, its leaders face very challenging choices every day. The Wise Advocate is about what happens in those moments and how the best leaders help move their cultures forward. The book is clearly understandable for people at multiple levels across a diversity of cultural situations. -- Jon R. Katzenbach, coauthor of The Wisdom of Teams and The Critical Few
This book is timely. By emphasizing the topics of wisdom, the high vs. low roads, and ethics, the authors make a unique contribution. While some of today's university-based leadership and management researchers tend to ignore ethics, organizational context, and practical business considerations, the authors' approach is sensitive to those applied concerns. -- James O'Toole, Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics, University of Denver - Daniels College of Business
With its theoretical soundness and its exceptional case materials, this is a valuable resources for those studying business. . . . Recommended. * Choice *

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