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Joseph and His Amazing Leadership Lesson

There is a growing recognition that twentieth-century ideas equating leadership with good management or profitability for stockholders did not go far enough. Emerging visions of what constitutes an ideal leader are based not just on administrative skill but also on spirit. They emphasize a higher ethical concern for an organization's stakeholders—its employees, customers, and suppliers, as well as the community and government.

Under this model, leaders use ethics to guide their organizations and determine core values for others to follow, and leaders' increased awareness that the spiritual dimension powerfully directs their daily actions helps to transform their organizations. Management ...

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