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Leadership by Moses

Posted December 9th, 2012 by bbsadmin & filed under General Business, Motivation.

Moses plagued Egypt to let the children of Israel out of bondage and into a better life. He had the power of God on his side, but he didn’t let it go to his head. Business leaders today can learn a few things from Moses:

1. Stepping into the shoes

One of the great attributes of Moses is that he led in the most simple and basic form of leadership. He took responsibility when the need was there despite his own inadequacies. The title and leadership itself are not a cause and effect relationship. When you step into the shoes of leadership, you choose to take the responsibility of completing the goal at hand. As a business leader you must take on your responsibility of bringing the vision and the outcome together for your company.

2. Delegation of management

After Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, he organized the people through delegation. People were chosen to form a chain of command, so to speak. This took a load off his shoulders for the small things and allowed him to put his focus on the larger problems. The structure of a business is a very important aspect of its success. Don’t try to take everything on yourself if you can avoid it. Delegating responsibilities to responsible and intelligent leaders can give you time to focus on the more pressing matters and can show your trust of the employee’s ability.

3. Choosing leadership

Moses looked for specific qualities in those he chose to delegate responsibilities to. He specifically looked at qualities of character along with ability. When looking for people to lead in your company, these are important qualities to look for. Both are the foundations to build leadership upon. It is easier to train skills than to change character.

4. Served those he led

Moses gave up his life in Midien to free the children of Isreal. He led them for 40 years in the desert and was their servant. He even risked his life as Pharoh came after him following the exodus from Egypt. Service business models focus on the customer. They look at the customer’s needs and seek to satisfy them. As the customer’s needs are met they become loyal.

5. Boldness

Moses approached Pharoh numerous times persistently demanding the children of Isreal be let go. He was not deterred by the power Pharo possessed. As he led the children of Isreal he continued to demonstrate this attribute. Good business is bold. People don’t always come to you, you have to go to them and tell them what you can do for them. You must not be timid about stating exactly what makes you unique and better than any other business out there in your industry.

Notable Quotes

“Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness” (Bible)

“Fear ye not, stand still” (Bible)