On the Possibility of Wise Leadership in Educational Management

  • Gülgün Çetin
  • Nazmiye Yıldırım
  • Hayati Özcan
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


Leadership continues to be the most critical process of every formal organization. Any research, academic or scholarly attempt made to expound on leadership becomes a delayed initiative quite easily. Boggled by the same quest of transforming leadership potential, this article is a result of teamwork and a true sense of self-sacrifice and interest and a high level of enthusiasm attained through lectures under the effective guidance of Professor Şefika Şule Erçetin. The article explores wise leadership in the context of educational management. After reviewing a number of articles and works as a team, we tried to shape them with our own cues, expression styles and ideas. We have tried to give brief information about the concepts underpinning wise leadership in the hope that it will be useful. Firstly, we focussed on wisdom, by stating who a wise person is, through highlighting the difference between wisdom and being wise, by looking at the meaning of wisdom in Turkish history and analysing the source of wisdom and dimensions of wisdom as well as leadership, wise leadership and issues of wise leadership with regard to educational management.


Wise Wisdom Leadership Wise leadership Educational management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gülgün Çetin
    • 1
  • Nazmiye Yıldırım
    • 1
  • Hayati Özcan
    • 1
  1. 1.Hacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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