Job: Lessons in Leadership from One of the Bible's Most Tragic Figures
Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, Vol. 11(2), 128-133, 2014
6 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2014
Date Written: April 1, 2014
Job is arguably one of the most enigmatic figures in the Bible. Most people believe that the foremost lesson that can be learned from his story is that God’s ways are mysterious and mortals cannot grasp why bad things happen to good people. This paper will demonstrate that a great deal can be learned about ethical leadership from Job’s story. After all, Job was an individual of great prosperity with an enormous amount of material wealth and many employees. The Book of Job describes exactly what a person, especially a leader, must do to live an upright, righteous life.
Keywords: leadership, ethical leadership, Job, righteous life, Hebrew Bible
JEL Classification: M12, M14, J50, M54
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