Phi Beta Cons

Let’s Hear It For Good Judgment

Professors Warren Bennis and Noel Tichy have studied leadership in nearly all sectors of U.S. life. (I have not read the study but hope their study does not neglect to scrutinize the tattered realm of higher education leadership.)

In this election season, with its raucous and misleading claims about which candidate has the most experience to lead the nation, it is helpful to find evidence that judgment, more than experience, is “the nucleus of exemplary leadership.” (“Judgment Trumps Experience,” The Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2007)


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