In Parshas Shemot, God chooses Moshe Rabbeinu to become the leader of Klal Yisrael. The importance of leadership in government, business, and every facet of society cannot be overstated.
The shelves of our bookstores are stacked with advice on how to become an effective leader. What does Judaism have to say about leadership?
Jewish Leadership I
The NLE Morasha shiur on What is Jewish Leadership and What Characterizes a Leader? addresses the following questions:
- How is leadership in Judaism distinct from the general idea of leadership?
- What qualities should a Jewish leader possess?
- What qualities characterized great historical leaders in Judaism?
- Why is MosheRabbeinu viewed as the paradigm of Jewish leadership?
Jewish Leadership II
The Morasha shiur on More Leadership Qualities, Practical Skills, and Becoming a Leader examines the following issues:
- How should a leader balance his focus between the individual versus the group?
- Can there be a difference between a leader’s public persona and “who he is at home”?
- Can the temptations that have plagued leaders for millennia be overcome?
- Why is humility crucial for a successful Jewish leader?
- What practical skills can assist a leader in achieving his goals?
- How are university students and young professionals uniquely suited to trigger a worldwide revolution in Jewish awareness?