Leadership through the Generations, an analysis of the leadership of Moses

Many leaders and ordinary people ponder on how they will be remembered and whether or not they will have a legacy. Many people will create a legacy through establishing families and close bonds with friends however few people, leaders included will be remembered as shaping the destiny of a nation.

For this reason, reviewing the leadership of Moses is extremely inspirational as he led a rag tag group of slaves out of a country in which they were strangers.  Through this process, Moses established not only a nation but religious norms and customs that are observed and celebrated to this day.  The legacy of Moses can be observed through the celebration of Passover which is a tradition that has been kept for thousands of years in which the Jewish people remember their heritage.  The legacy of Moses can also be witnessed through Mosaic Law which has deeply influenced a religion and interpersonal relationships for countless generations.  Considering these aspects of his leadership, some might argue that Moses is a powerhouse of not only technical but human skills in regards to leadership.

The leadership model of Moses is filled with strong examples of drive, determination and persistence as he led a group of sometimes skeptical followers through the wilderness for decades in the hopes of establishing a nation.  The nation of Israel was eventually established after his death and over time dissolved after the diaspora.  Amazingly the communities that emerged throughout the world maintained their identity while enduring tremendous persecution.  Other people groups described since the creation of Israel faded into history.  These groups included Sumerians, Philistines, Babylonians and many other groups.  The people that maintained the beliefs and traditions from the time of Moses’s leadership eventually managed to re-establish the nation of Israel which further solidified the legacy of Moses and is a testament to his charisma as a leader.

 

References:

Exodus (New King James Version)

Northouse, P.G. (2015). Leadership: Theory and Practice (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications

One Comment

  1. Brian R Naviglia February 14, 2017 at 4:18 PM #

    Another mark of a leader is that they know their strengths and weaknesses. Moses stated that he was not a man of good speech. As a result Aaron was used to speak for Moses. Additionally, Moses mentored Aaron and created loyalty among a trusted few. Great blog post!

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