The Story of Ruth and Boaz: A Paradigm for Today’s CEO
Shepperd Institute Journal of Practical Leadership, Vol. 6(1), 2012
8 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2012 Last revised: 27 Oct 2012
Date Written: July 4, 2012
The authors show how the Book of Ruth can be used to illustrate the ideal way to run a big organization. Boaz, one of the major characters in the story, is an affluent businessperson who demonstrates moral leadership in the way he runs his business. In particular, the kindness he demonstrates to Ruth, the Moabite stranger, provides an important lesson in how to treat people. Other lessons that can be derived from this story are discussed.
Keywords: Leadership, Moral Leadership, Diversity, Corporate Philanthropy, Boaz, Book of Ruth
JEL Classification: M12, M14, J50, M54
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