ANCIENT WISDOM FOR MODERN MANAGEMENT. SEVERAL IMPORTANT LESSONS ABOUT LEADERSHIP FROM JUDAISM Cover Image

ANCIENT WISDOM FOR MODERN MANAGEMENT. SEVERAL IMPORTANT LESSONS ABOUT LEADERSHIP FROM JUDAISM
ANCIENT WISDOM FOR MODERN MANAGEMENT. SEVERAL IMPORTANT LESSONS ABOUT LEADERSHIP FROM JUDAISM

Author(s): Hershey H. Friedman, Iulian Warter, Liviu Warter
Subject(s): Anthropology, Business Economy / Management, History of Judaism, Business Ethics, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Center for Socio-Economic Studies and Multiculturalism
Keywords: leadership; management; storytelling; intercultural management; Judaism

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures, attached to the biblical text and shows that there are many important messages about leadership embedded in it. This paper intends to answer a few questions: “Is Judaism connected to modern management?”, “What lesson does the storyteller impart to his audience?”, “What does Judaism teach us about leadership?”, What is the impact of intercultural contexts in management and leadership?”, “What is the difference between hearing and listening?”, and “What is the nature of leaders?”. The key lessons are that leaders must be compassionate; humble; and have a willingness to listen, make changes, and admit to mistakes. Competent leaders should have full command of the main areas of the leadership elements, and should be able to use each of these elements according to the requirements of the case. This paper also examines the influence of compassionate leadership and servant leadership on productivity and profitability.

  • Issue Year: 1/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 35-42
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English