Ezra and Nehemiah: Lessons in Moral and Spiritual Leadership

19 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2014

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Toby Birnbaum

Brooklyn College

Hershey H. Friedman

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Date Written: February 3, 2014

Abstract

This paper examines the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah to derive important lessons dealing with moral and spiritual leadership. Ezra and Nehemiah had different leadership styles but understood the importance of ethical leadership. Corporate and governmental organizations would benefit from incorporating spiritual, moral, and social justice into their core values rather than a pursuing a purely profit seeking model.

Keywords: Leadership, ethical leadership, biblical leaders, Ezra, Great Assembly, Bible.

JEL Classification: M12, M14, J50, M54

Suggested Citation

Birnbaum, Toby and Friedman, Hershey H., Ezra and Nehemiah: Lessons in Moral and Spiritual Leadership (February 3, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2390230 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2390230

Toby Birnbaum

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Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York ( email )

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