The Genesis of Leadership: What the Bible Teaches Us about Vision, Values and Leading Change by Nathan Laufer
We all know the Bible as a resource for spiritual growth and moral lessons. But it can also be read as a profoundly instructive guide for leadership success in business, government and organizational life. The Bible offers us many relevant examples of people who stepped up to lead and overcame the obstacles and hardships built into the leadership enterprise.
This insightful book identifies the important and readily applicable lessons in the stories of the Bible’s first five books. It highlights the:
* Litmus tests of true leaders
* Ten guiding principles for effective leadership
* Eight recurring challenges that leaders face
* Legacy of leadership succession
Nathan Laufer fleshes out valuable examples that will resonate with anyone involved in corporate or organizational leadership today.
Find out which paths to take—and which to avoid—in these stories and more:
* Authority and control: God, Adam and Eve
* Heroes who fail to lead: Noah and the flood
* Leaders are made, not born: The story of Abraham
* Leadership by deceit: Jacob and Esau
* The crucible of leadership: Joseph in Egypt
* Leading change: The God and Moses leadership team
Rabbi Nathan Laufer teaches and lectures across North America on issues of leadership. He is founding director of PELIE: Partnership for Effective Learning and Innovative Education, a new national initiative to improve Jewish supplemental education throughout the United States. He received his leadership educator certification from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and his Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law. He is also an ordained rabbi.
Dr. Michael Hammer, president, Hammer and Company, is author of four books, including the international bestseller Reengineering the Corporation, the most important business book of the 1990s. His work has been featured in every major business publication. His latest book is The Agenda: What Every Business Must Do to Dominate the Decade.
Senator Joseph I. Lieberman has been representing the people of Connecticut in the United States Senate for eighteen years.