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Intelligence in Organizations

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Intelligence has been defined in many different ways to include the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, and problem solving. It can be more generally described as the ability to perceive or infer information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment or context.
The intellectual power, through words and things,
Went sounding on, a dim and perilous way!
William Wordsworth, Excursion, Book III.
Comprehension, inventiveness, direction, and criticism: intelligence is contained in these four words.
Alfred Binet Les idées modernes sur les enfants (1909), 118.
We really seek intelligence not for the answers it may suggest to the problems of life, but because we believe it is life,—not for aid in making the will of God prevail, but because we believe it is the will of God. We love it, as we love virtue, for its own sake, and we believe it is only virtue’s other and more precise name.
John Erskine, The Moral Obligation to be Intelligent (1915), pp. 26-27
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