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Humble Leadership

Friday, 8 July, 2022 - 10:16 am

Leadership is often described in terms of being the boss, the leader.

Many of the leaders we know are more bossy than a source of influence, egotistical and self-absorbed.

The truth about real leadership is that it’s about identifying with the people you are leading. Recognizing that you are only the leader if they are the people being led by you. A true leader doesn't take credit for themselves, they give credit to their team.

We see this type of leadership when the Torah tells us "Israel sent messengers to Sihon the king of the Amorites...” (Numbers 21:21)

We know that it was Moses who sent the messengers, so why does it say that Israel sent them? Moses was the most humble person. He identified with his people. So, Israel sent or Moses sent - as far as he was concerned it was the same thing. 

We all have times in our life when we are in leadership positions.

How can we be truly humble leaders?

Something I have been pondering, any thoughts?

Rabbi Kushi Schusterman

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