HILLEL THE ELDER: A TALMUDIC PERSPECTIVE OF HIS LEADERSHIP INTELLIGENCE

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Alexander Maune

DOI:10.22495/rgcv5i2art1

Abstract

There is a great deal of interest in discovering the secrets behind quality/good leadership as this is the backborne for organisational or national success. This article traces and reviews Hillel the Elder`s leadership intelligence, which saw him rose from being a woodcutter to became the ‘Nasi’ (President) of Israel, from a Talmudic perspective. Relevant literature from the Babylonian Talmud, journal articles and other Jewish books was reviewed in order to bring to light some of the secrets behind Hillel the Elder`s leadership intelligence. A number of leadership lessons were discovered and are discussed in this article. This article will go a long way in influencing leadership practices in the 21st century given the rampant corporate failures due to mismanagement, corruption and misappropriation of funds.

Keywords: Leadership Intelligence, Lessons, Hillel the Elder, Talmud

How to cite this paper: Maune, A. (2015). Hillel the elder: A Talmudic perspective of his leadership intelligence. Risk governance & control: Financial markets & institutions, 5(2), 7-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.22495/rgcv5i2art1