Ethical Leadership: What Would Abraham Do?
21 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2015 Last revised: 17 Oct 2015
Date Written: March 5, 2015
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
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