Introduction. The manager is the key element in the process of information analysis inside a firm, especially because this process is used to make vast decisions, from strategic decisions to the most detailed tactical movements. It is a process that can reach all company’s departments and make them more efficient. The process’ success and its completion in order to create intelligence depends, first of all, on the manager’s ability to carry out the five competitive intelligence process activities and to act accordingly at each stage. Also, the manager’s response speed can make the difference between the success of an action to capitalize on the results of information analysis and its failure.
Aim of the study. Therefore, the paper will emphasize the importance of management functions and, especially, their particularities regarding the information analysis process and the competitive intelligence cycle. In the end, those particularities might be more important than the process itself, since the quality of the result depend drastically on the way tasks are distributed and managed. Last but not least, the manager should be able to make the distinction between regular activities and the ones defining the competitive intelligence process, in order to reach to desired objectives in an efficient manner.
Keywords: information analysis, intelligence, management functions, competitive intelligence process, competitiveness
JEL Clasification: D83, M11, M15
Introduction. The history of both leadership and wisdom is as old as human civilization itself. Leadership has been studied in various ways from different perspectives and in diverse contexts (because it has a significant impact on the success/failure of any organization. On its turn, the subject of wisdom has become a broader interdisciplinary matter.
Aim of the study. The aims of the paper are to define the concepts of leadership and wisdom, and to present their relationship. The research methodology is based on a quantitative method. The paper shows that leadership and wisdom are complex and multifaceted concepts, and require attention from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Also, it illustrates the relationship between the two concepts by taking into account their common elements.
Keywords: leadership, wisdom, intelligence, knowledge
JEL Classification: M1, M19