Powerful Biblical Statements: Lessons in Communication for Today's Leadership
19 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 2, 2012
One of the most important prerequisites for effective leadership is powerful communication. This has been observed throughout all of human history, and examples of powerful communication may be found even in one of the oldest documents of record, the Hebrew Bible. This paper examined a small selection of powerful statements from the Hebrew Bible. The ancient messages resonate today as much as they did thousands of years ago. The authors conclude that, for a passage to be memorable and powerful, it could be categorized on one or more of three dimensions: simplicity, language and the content of the message itself. It is hoped that individuals in leadership positions will make use of these exemplars as guidelines for effective communication as well as a touchstone in understanding what truly is important.
Keywords: Leadership, Communication, Hebrew Bible, Ethics, Spirituality
JEL Classification: M12, M14, J50, M54
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