Vol. 2 No. 4 (2015): Journal of Leadership and Management

Abrahamic Values for Ethical Leadership

Hershey H. Friedman
Professor of Business; Department of Finance and Business Management, School of Busi-ness, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 2900 Bedford Ave-nue, Brooklyn, NY, 11210, USA e-mail: x.friedman@att.net
Linda W. Friedman
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY, USA, Baruch College of the City University of New York
Sarah Hertz
Empire State College, The State University of New York, (SUNY), USA
Published June 26, 2015
How to Cite
Friedman, H. H., Friedman, L. W., & Hertz, S. (2015). Abrahamic Values for Ethical Leadership. Journal of Leadership and Management, 2(4). Retrieved from http://leadership.net.pl/JLM/article/view/67


This paper examines Abrahamic values that can be used to improve the world and promote ethical leadership. Abraham, a simple clan leader from Ur of the Chaldees, sowed the seeds that helped defeat paganism, planted the roots for the three major monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), and subsequently became “the father of a multitude of nations”. He permanently transformed the world with the revolutionary ideas of ethical monotheism, social justice, brotherhood of man, love of the stranger, tolerance, and compassion for the weak.


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