Leadership in the Bible: A Practical Guide for Today

By :  The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On Feb 19, 2015 / 5775 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines

How would Abraham, Joseph, and Moses respond to the 40 most difficult situations you encounter in daily life?

Leadership in the Bible: A Practical Guide for Today is based on current thinking and research from the fields of management and psychology and provides guidance about how to respond to forty difficult situations you encounter in daily life. This guidance is grounded in the wisdom of three key biblical figures in Hebrew Scripture—Abraham, Joseph, and Moses. It explores how they coped with similar challenges and includes recommendations about how to respond to these situations at work or at home. Each chapter ends with an essential lesson, a lesson that was true thousands of years ago and remains so today.

David Arnow, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, received his doctorate from Boston University. He has extensive leadership experience in the nonprofit world. He served as president of the New Israel Fund and as vice president for volunteer human resource development of the UJA-Federation of New York, and he was selected to participate in the Wexner Heritage Foundation Leadership Program. David is an investor and a writer. He is a scholar of the festival of Passover and the author of many articles and two books on that subject, including Creating Lively Passover Seders: A Sourcebook of Engaging Tales, Texts & Activities, 2nd Edition (2011), and My People’s Passover Haggadah: Traditional Texts, Modern Commentaries (co-edited with Lawrence A. Hoffman; 2008). He is a coauthor of the 2013 website “Exodus Conversations: How the Story of the Exodus Speaks to Jews, Christians, and Muslims” (www.exodusconversations.org). David lives in New York.