Uli Chi

Vice Chair, Senior Fellow

Dr. Uli Chi’s career is a testament to his unique approach to leadership. He has navigated the realms of for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, the theological academy, and the local church, gleaning a wealth of wisdom from each. As an award-winning technological entrepreneur, h...

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I know of no other book quite like this one. For the past six years, I’ve watched Uli Chi’s thinking evolve as we’ve cotaught a graduate course on ‘wise leadership.’ Uli sees wisdom through multiple prisms, including art, marketplace, Scripture, literature, and personal narrative. The result is remarkable.

Alec Hill, president emeritus of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

Deeply grounded in the world that is and in the world that someday will be, Uli Chi has twined together the most ancient wisdom with his years of experience in the marketplaces of life, allowing us to read over his shoulder and through his heart, writing a book for the generations. As beautifully written as it is profoundly true, The Wise Leader is for everyone who leads, for everyone who someday will lead.

Steven Garber, senior fellow for vocation and the common good at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

With the pace of change in today’s world, this book reminds us that there is wisdom all around us that we can draw from as leaders. Weaving together personal reflections, lessons from art and poetry, and wisdom from faith traditions from around the world, The Wise Leader captures all that Uli Chi has taught me as a leader, a mentor, and more. This book is grounded in his faith, humility, deep understanding of the nature and value of wisdom, and ability to nurture leadership qualities in others. Whether you are at the beginning of your leadership journey or a seasoned leader yourself, this is the book you will want to read.

Ketul J. Patel, CEO of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Uli Chi is the wisest person I have ever met in real life. So it’s fitting that he would deliver this seminal book intended to help generations of leaders cultivate and reflect on wisdom in our lives and leadership. My copy is dog-eared and underlined, and I trust yours will be too.

Michaela O'Donnell, executive director of the De Pree Center