Joseph's Calling to Leadership

by: Valerie L. Myers, Ph.D.

Publication Date: December 13, 2021
Length: 22 pages
Product ID#: 2-637-518

Core Disciplines: Leadership/Organizational Behavior

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Many people may be familiar with Joseph’s story because it is common to the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, which have adherents around the globe. Although the Holy Torah, Quran, and Bible focus on different details of his story, all agree that Joseph (or Yusuf) was not an “average working Joe.” This case integrates details from all three religious texts to provide a comprehensive, inter-faith perspective of his life and leadership journey.

Throughout his life, Joseph pursued his calling while encountering radically different examples of leadership before becoming a leader himself. His seemingly contemporary story transcends place and time, though it’s nearly 4,000 years old. This case explores timeless themes about human nature, varieties of leadership, and methods of creating value in organizations.