Finalist, National Jewish Book Award;

Finalist, Forward Book of the Year Award


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—Lawrence Obstfeld,


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—Ali Velshi,

CNN Senior business correspondent and

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Interview with Thomas D. Zweifel about the crisis of leadership and what you and I can do about it

¨Rabbi & CEO¨ mini-workshop with Thomas D. Zweifel and Rabbi Aaron Raskin

“One of the best books
on leadership.”

—Dr. Frank Waltmann,

Head of Executive Learning Novartis International



“Packed with insights, rich in perspectives, and yes, wisdom.”

—Dr. John Ruskay, Executive Vice President and CEO, UJA

“A manual for that most elusive of leadership skills: unleashing the human spirit.”

“As leaders in business and in life, we need breakthroughs in how we think and act.”

—Anne Griswold,

Director Organizational Effectiveness, LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company

—Joan Holmes,

Founding President,

The Hunger Project;

Member, UN Millenium Project Hunger Task Force

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“Timeless, powerful and actionable—just what you’d expect when you combine a Rabbi and a CEO!”

—Scott A. Snook,

Professor of Organizational Behavior,

Harvard Business School


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Leadership is in crisis. From business to government, leaders have lost their compass in the rough seas of a borderless economy, the Internet and turbulent markets.

A seismic shift has changed the game: since the days of the Great Man are numbered, virtually anyone can lead now.

But how do you breed principled leaders for the 21st century? Is leadership a matter of DNA, culture, or coaching?

The answer comes from an unexpected source: the 3,000-year-old tradition of Judaism. Jews are not called the People of the Book by accident. Torah, Talmud and Kabbalah hold life-and-death leadership stories of insurmountable odds, ethical dilemmas, lust and betrayal, and offer astonishingly practical lessons for 21st-century managers.

In a unique synergy, Dr. Thomas D. Zweifel, Swiss Consulting Group CEO, leadership professor and author of leadership books like Communicate or Die and Culture Clash, has teamed up with Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin, dynam- ic Jewish leader and author of Letters of Light, to blend the timeless wisdom of the Ten Commandments with a cutting- edge methodology based on 25 years of coaching leaders-a mix that provides the tools for lasting success.

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