Five Qualities of Successful Religious Leaders

By Tsvi Blanchard

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, May 9, 2002

The author presents five qualities of successful Jewish religious leaders, based on interviews with leaders of different denominations: (1) Religious leaders honor personal integrity; (2) Religious leaders are not afraid of imprecision; (3) Religious leaders are willing to take unpopular stands and to advocate on behalf of unpopular positions; (4) Religious leaders are committed to serious Torah study and scholarship--both for themselves and for their communities; and (5) Religious leaders lead through vital personal relationships.

Topic: Community Development, Leadership, Diversity, Values

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Blanchard, Tsvi. Five Qualities of Successful Religious Leaders. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 9 May 2002:


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