Making Inspired Leaders: New Approaches to Jewish Leadership Development

Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Erica Brown

Research Area: Social conditions

Keywords: Management; Leadership; Jewish Organizations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Leadership courses so often fail short of their goal. Although critics blame this on a failure to communicate leadership skills adequately, I suggest it has more to do with a failure both to tap into a leader's source of inspiration and translate it into a powerful leadership tool. Today, the issue of inspiration is being taken seriously in general leadership literature: We want to know what leaders deem purposeful work, who they are, and what makes their careers meaningful; what enhances their personal interactions; and how they inspire others.