Wise Advocate Book Cover
previous arrow
next arrow
“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 move their cultures forward.”
Jon R. Katzenbach
Coauthor – The Wisdom of Teams and the Critical Few

About Us

  • How do you make the right decisions, time after time, in the face of extreme challenges?
  • How can you foster far-sighted leadership throughout your enterprise?
  • How do you build the capacity to do better?
  • What does it take to change the world? 

For the better part of a decade, we’ve been researching these questions, drawing on insights from neuroscience, organizational learning, social psychology, and the study of ethical values. We published the results in The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership, by Art Kleiner, Jeffrey Schwartz, and Josie Thomson (available Jan 29, 2019 from Columbia University Press). 

Our Team

Art Kleiner

Art Kleiner is a recognized expert on management thinking, and a sought-after advisor on thought leadership, scenario planning, and executive success. For 15 years, he was the editor-in-chief of strategy+business, the management magazine published by PwC. His other books include The Age of Heretics, which is a history of the innovators of today’s management practices. As editorial director of the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook series with Peter Senge, he is a leading figure in the organizational learning community, and he is a longstanding faculty member at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz is a research psychiatrist at UCLA School of Medicine and a leading expert on 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

Josie Thomson is an award-winning executive coach based in Brisbane, Australia who has pioneered the use of neuroscience principles in working with business leaders around the globe. She is also a keynote speaker, facilitator and two-time cancer survivor. She is the author of Enliven-U: A Little Book of Inspirations.


People and Affiliates

JMReid Group

Creators of relevant, rigorous learning solutions to instill real change. Preferred training partner of Wise Advocate Enterprises.
Currently the only licensee of the Wise Advocate material in North America.
​Partnering with Prof Carol Dweck, Stanford University A proven set of tools and methodologies that accelerate your growth mindset journey. http://www.growthmindsetinstitute.org/


The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership by Art Kleiner, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD and Josie Thomson 2019: Columbia University Press



Audiobook unabridged

Audio CD

Contact Us

If your enterprise is interested in licensing the Wise Advocate material, or you are interested in a keynote or workshop we welcome your enquiry info@wiseadvoc8.com: