Ethical Leadership: What Would Abraham Do?

21 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2015 Last revised: 17 Oct 2015

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Hershey H. Friedman

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Sarah Hertz

State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College

Date Written: March 5, 2015

Abstract

This paper examines Abrahamic values that can be used to heal the world and promote ethical leadership. Abraham, a simple clan leader from Ur of the Chaldees, sowed the seeds that helped defeat paganism, planted the roots for the three major monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), became “the father of a multitude of nations,” and permanently transformed the world with the revolutionary ideas of ethical monotheism, social justice, brotherhood of man, love of the stranger, tolerance, and compassion for the weak.

Keywords: Abraham, values, ethical monotheism, ethical leadership, social justice, tolerance, communism, Bible.

JEL Classification: M12, M14, J50, M54

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser and Hertz, Sarah, Ethical Leadership: What Would Abraham Do? (March 5, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2574460 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2574460

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