Using the Book of Psalms to Transform an Organization into a Spiritual Workplace

34 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2014

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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: June 27, 2014

Abstract

It is becoming quite evident that the American people have lost confidence in their leaders and institutions. There is quite a bit of evidence that autocratic leaders are not effective in enhancing organizational performance. Thriving organizations are led by compassionate leaders with superior people skills who can motivate employees with their vision. The authors demonstrate how Psalms with its inspiring and rousing hymns can be used to transform an organization into a spiritual workplace. The themes one finds in Psalms include integrity, conscientiousness, curiosity, concern for others, determination, faith, perseverance, resilience, self-confidence and the power of hope. Leaders from the political and corporate worlds should read Psalms for inspiration and as a way to understand the importance of moral leadership.

Keywords: Ethics, leadership, spiritual workplace, Bible, Psalms, righteous person, moral leadership

JEL Classification: M12, M14, J50, M54

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Lynch, James, Using the Book of Psalms to Transform an Organization into a Spiritual Workplace (June 27, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2459990 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2459990

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
United States

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