In our first essay, we discussed how knowing one’s objective and responding effectively to external threats and distractions – qualities personified by Mattisyahu – can be difference makers in our desire to inspire and advance our organizations. In this article we will seek to identify additional leadership qualities of the Chashmonaim
As a leader, you know that leadership offers great opportunities to guide and inspire others, to set the agenda and see it to fruition. However, it also can place us in compromised situations, where we feel as if we have lost control of the situation around us and need to engage in damage control. There are even times when we step into a leadership role
In our last post, we began to analyze Moshe Rabbeinu’s response to the threat that Hashem had made to destroy Klal Yisrael. The leader implored his Maker to view the people as “His” (rather than Moshe’s) and take personal ownership for their misdeeds
In our last post, we analyzed Moshe’s initial response to Hashem’s directive. He has been told to descend immediately from the mountain as “his” people had grievously sinned. Following a brief prayer designed to avert immediate disaster, Moshe
In our first post, we set the stage for our discussion on leadership by introducing Shemos 32, which details Moshe Rabbeinu’s (Moses’) response to the creation and service of the eigel hazahav (golden calf), as a paradigm for crisis management. The chapter opens
For most of us in the world of education, Elul represents a time of renewal. We return to work refreshed and recharged, ready to begin a new period of engagement and inspiration.