"God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight,
and a breadth of understanding as measureless as
the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was
greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East,
and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt" - 1 Kings 4:29-30.
While wisdom can come from experiences of both success and failure, it is also a divine gift. While there is a 'wisdom of Egypt' that is relevant and pertinent, there is the wisdom of and from God that is superior to any other source. What's more, it is a gift that seems to vary in scope and topic from person to person, according to God's sovereign plan. Solomon's wisdom surpassed all his contemporaries and was 'measureless.' If leaders are going to lead well, then they need to find people who are sources of this 'divine' wisdom - gifted people in their areas of work. It is not enough that those people have the knowledge or skill in their area of expertise, but also have wisdom for how to apply that knowledge to the organization itself.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to evaluate your current team for their wisdom - ability to apply their knowledge in their current setting with the team you now have. Once you have identified them, then establish a 'wisdom team' and make them a member. You don't have to officially form or name that team; only you have to know that it is a group of people who seem to have insight beyond their years or work area that can help your department or business prosper.