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Moses on Management : 50 Leadership Lessons from the Greatest Manager of All Time - David Baron

Moses on Management

50 Leadership Lessons from the Greatest Manager of All Time

By: David Baron, Lynette Padwa (As told to)

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"50 Leadership Lessons from the Greatest Manager of All Time"

Today's rapidly changing global business arena has made undaunted leadership as fleeting as yesterday's software. Yet the wisdom of one reluctant leader -- Moses -- has grown more relevant with each passing millennium. In Moses On Management, Rabbi David Baron -- a nationally renowned spiritual leader and successful entrepreneur-draws surprising parallels between the world of Moses and our own. Through Bible passages, amusing anecdotes, interviews with visionary leaders, and his own insights, Rabbi Baron conveys fifty powerful lessons for today's business managers, including:

how to bring your staff out of the slave mentality why negotiating face-to-face brings optimum results why symbols of strength inspire extraordinary effort why crises are an open door to change -- and empowerment how to use the willing minority to motivate others why it's essential to make your staff into believers how to balance zero tolerance with 100 percent compassion

In a time of downsizing, mergers, and increasing uncertainty in the market place, "Moses On Management" is an in valuable resource for finding and sustaining a deeply satisfying balance between life and livelihood.

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Bob Pittman president, America Online As a minister's son, I have always found the story of Moses to be a source of inspiration. This insightful book applies its moral lessons to the world of business and management. Dr. Warren Bennis distinguished professor of business, University of Southern California, and coauthor of "Organizing Genius and Co-Leaders" David Baron reveals in this book how one of the world's greatest leaders provides useful and creative lessons for all of today's leaders. His incarnation of Moses' unparalleled leadership is useful, creative and readable, a very practical guide for today's managers. Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D. author of "Self-Esteem at Work" Lucidly and entertainingly written, Rabbi Baron's book...is rich on wisdom and the kind of simple insights that stimulate the mind. This is an original and exciting contribution to the literature of management. Albert Madansky H.G.B. Alexander professor of business administration, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago These valuable lessons constitute a core upon which one can build a comprehensive of management derived from the Old and New Testaments. Dr. Art Ulene author of the "Feeling Fine" series The story of Moses' trials and triumphs is an ideal theme for Rabbi Baron. He has a unique talent for making audiences feel the connection between past and present, for showing them the Old Testament in a new and vibrant light. Michael Kassan president, Western International Media Moses on Management is a gem -- filled with wisdom, warmth, and great lessons for today's managers.

Prefacep. xi
Moses: An Executive Summaryp. xix
Delivering the Message
Allow Others to Recognize Your Strengths and Recognize the Strengths in Othersp. 3
Cultivate the Inner Qualities of Leadershipp. 9
Speak to People on Their Own Level, and Make It Personalp. 14
Ask for What You Wantp. 21
Let Them Know Your Waysp. 27
Use a Mission Statement as Your Ten Commandmentsp. 32
Realize That Faith Must Be Renewedp. 38
Negotiate Face-to-Facep. 42
Maximize Your Second-in-Commandp. 48
Bring Your Staff Out of the Slave Mentalityp. 54
Tell People the Rules and the Consequences of Breaking Themp. 61
Give Appropriate Reproof--and Learn to Take Itp. 66
Don't Take the Lord's Name in Vainp. 71
Show Your Connection with the Peoplep. 75
Beware the Mischief of Misinterpretationp. 80
Leading in the Wilderness
Know the Turfp. 89
Recognize When the Roundabout Way Is Bestp. 95
Give Talented People Room to Shinep. 101
Look for Symbols of Strengthp. 107
Lead with a Teamp. 112
Anticipate the Future and Use It to Your Advantagep. 118
See Crisis as an Opening Doorp. 122
Draw Out Heartfelt Contributionsp. 126
Find the Willing Minorityp. 131
Seek Help from Within the Familyp. 135
Stay Focused on the Big Picturep. 140
Create a Mechanism for Repairp. 145
Trust That Your Creation Will Survivep. 150
Create Team-Building Ritualsp. 155
Resolve Conflicts Quickly and Objectivelyp. 160
Watch for Burning Bushesp. 166
Don't Be Blinded by Your Own Powerp. 170
Establish Creative Downtimep. 176
Let Others Share Your Burdenp. 181
Maintain Ties with People Who Move Onp. 187
Use Exile to Reinvent Yourselfp. 193
Prepare an Exit Strategyp. 200
Living by the Code
Stand Up for Your Peoplep. 207
Make Your Staff into Believersp. 213
Stand Behind Your Decisionsp. 219
Don't Compromise with Tyrannyp. 227
Defend Justice, but Not for the Rewardp. 233
Balance Zero Tolerance with One Hundred Percent Compassionp. 237
Teach People Not to Pass the Stingp. 243
Banish Gossipp. 250
Be Responsible for Hazards You Createp. 254
Treat People Fairlyp. 259
Maintain Honest Weights and Measuresp. 263
Don't Place a Stumbling Block Before the Blindp. 268
Remember the Small Gesturesp. 272
Conclusion: From Words to Deedsp. 277
Biblical Referencesp. 287
Bibliographyp. 291
Acknowledgmentsp. 297
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ISBN: 9780671032609
ISBN-10: 0671032607
Series: 50 Leadership Lessons from the Greatest Manager of All Time
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st October 2000
Publisher: Atria Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 12.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1