Can an Omniscient God Be Fallible? Several Important Lessons about Leadership from an Extraordinary Midrash
19 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2016
Date Written: September 18, 2016
This paper examines a Midrash and shows that there are many important messages about leadership embedded in it. Superficially, the Midrash appears heretical since it has Moses correcting God; God even openly admits, “You have taught me something.” The key lessons are that leaders must be compassionate; humble; and have a willingness to listen, make changes, and admit to mistakes.
Keywords: Midrash, Storytelling, Compassionate Leadership, Servant Leadership, Hillel, Moses, God
JEL Classification: B11, D63, J78, K00, K40, M14, N00
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