Why Wisdom Can’t Be Taught

  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries


The day after he became the CEO of his company, Davis had a dream in which he was walking on a beach and discovered a bottle. He took out the cork and out sprung a genie, who told Davis he could make one wish in exchange for releasing her from her imprisonment. Davis knew exactly what he would wish – not riches, fame, or a long life, but something that would help him in his new position. He was now responsible for the lives of many people, and haunted by doubts that he would be successful in an organization that was going through turbulent times. So, Davis asked for the gift of wisdom, so that he could guide his people in the best way possible.

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  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
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  1. 1.INSEADFontainebleauFrance

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