The Book of Esther: Lessons in Leadership

Shepperd Journal of Practical Leadership, Vol. 6(1), 2012

11 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2012

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper examines the Book of Esther, deriving important insights about a variety of approaches to leadership that can be applied to today‘s crisis in leadership. Esther was a Queen of Persia approximately 2,500 years ago. In reviewing the leadership styles of three characters from this biblical story, the Book of Esther is seen to contain fascinating examples and counterexamples of effective leadership.

Keywords: Leadership, Servant-leadership, Esther, Haman

JEL Classification: M12, M14, J50, M54

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser, The Book of Esther: Lessons in Leadership (2012). Shepperd Journal of Practical Leadership, Vol. 6(1), 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2134986

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

Linda Weiser Friedman (Contact Author)

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

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