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Pursuing Practice Wisdom in Leadership

  • Joy Higgs
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Part of the Higher Education Horizons book series (HEHO)

Abstract

Practical wisdom (phronesis) is an ancient, enigmatic, and intractable notion yet the manner of its workings and its influence on public life, professional practice and civil society remains little understood. Despite its profound effect on virtually every aspect of modern life, full understanding and comprehension of practical wisdom continue to elude us at every turn.

Keywords

Leadership Role Practical Wisdom Educational Leadership Leadership Practice Position Holder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joy Higgs
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  1. 1.Strategic Research Professor in Professional PracticeCharles Sturt UniversityAustralia

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