Lessons in Ethics, Character, and Leadership from Psalms

Posted: 28 Dec 2012 Last revised: 20 Feb 2013

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

James Lynch

Brooklyn College, Department of Finance and Business Management

Date Written: December 27, 2012

Abstract

It is becoming quite obvious that there has been a serious erosion of moral values in this country which has affected the corporate, academic, and political worlds. Something has to be done or we will continue to face crisis after crisis, possibly even worse than the Great Recession of 2008. There is a growing belief that education – K-12 as well as higher education – has to focus on teaching students values, intellectual virtues, and character education. These values include integrity, conscientiousness, curiosity, determination, resilience, and self-confidence. The authors demonstrate how Psalms with its inspiring and rousing hymns can be used to teach important values to people. This paper examines several of the most powerful statements in Psalms and demonstrates how they provide guidance and inspiration for all, including and especially for those in positions of leadership.

This paper is currently under review. For more information contact the authors.

Keywords: ethics, leadership, Bible, Psalms, righteous person

JEL Classification: M12, M14, J50, M54

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Lynch, James, Lessons in Ethics, Character, and Leadership from Psalms (December 27, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2194175 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2194175

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

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

James Lynch

Brooklyn College, Department of Finance and Business Management ( email )

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Brooklyn, NY 11210
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