The Power of a Calling (A): Insights from Joseph’s Journey

by: Valerie L. Myers, Ph.D.

Publication Date: November 30, 2013
Length: 28 pages
Product ID#: 1-429-364

Core Disciplines: Leadership/Organizational Behavior

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This case was originally published as “Calling and Talent Development: Not Your Average Working Joe” in 2011. The meaning of a calling has been diluted over the years, which has diminished its power in organizations. By tracing the evolution of Joseph’s calling, this case illustrates the power of a calling as the ultimate form of employee engagement, ethical leadership, excellent performance and positive social impact. This ancient inter-faith story offers numerous lessons for modern organizations (e.g., leadership, diversity, ethics, team work and talent development).