What makes a good leader? How does good leadership impact an organization? This book argues that meaningful and useful answers to these questions are available in traditional religious and spiritual resources. There are three goals in this book. The first is to introduce readers to traditional texts that deal with the idea of the biblical covenant and/or Jewish leadership. The second goal is to show how religion can talk to real world problems. The third goal is to argue on behalf of a theory of leadership based on mutual trust and respect - a covenantal leadership. In a covenantal organization, when one finds the teacher - the one who best interprets and exemplifies the meaning of the covenant to his and her contemporaries - one has also found the leader. The best teachers have always showed us how to use yesterday's language to solve tomorrow's problems. This is what this book hopes to put forward as the spirit of covenantal leadership.
MOSES PAVA is a professor of Business Ethics at Yeshiva University and author of eight books including The Search for Meaning in Organizations (Quorum, 1999) and Jewish Business Ethics (Jason Aronson, 1999). He currently lives in Springfield, MA.