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I Thought You Said You Wanted To Run Things Like A Business

May 15, 2014

Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis addresses the claim that our communal institutions should run "run more like businesses."

Trusting Our Leaders

April 29, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses what leaders can learn from Moses Maimonides about building trust.

Playing in the Big Leagues

March 26, 2014

In his blog "The Leading Edge," Spertus Institute President Hal M. Lewis discusses the willingness to risk failure as a necessary attribute of bold and successful leadership.

Just a Normal Regular Person?

February 19, 2014

Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute, discusses the highly focused attention leaders receive and their responsibilty to act according to a higher ethical standard.

Too Powerful to Feel Your Pain?

January 13, 2014

Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and CEO of Spertus Institute, discusses the nature of empathy and how it relates to power in this recent post from "The Leading Edge," his blog on Jewish leadership.

Understanding the Perks of Power

December 16, 2013

By Spertus President and CEO Dr. Hal M. Lewis for eJewish Philanthropy — Jewish sources have long understood a basic truth; positions of leadership bring with them an increased risk of abusing power.

Spertus Institute Now Powered 100% By Renewable Energy

November 17, 2013

Spertus Institute is now powered by 100% renewable energy, saving 6,200 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere over the next three years.

Integration and Sustainability in Jewish Arts and Culture

November 17, 2013

From eJewish Philanthropy, Spertus Chief Academic Officer Dr. Dean P. Bell weighs in on why Jewish arts and culture matter.

Leading Diverse Teams: Worth the Struggle

October 8, 2013

Leadership expert Dr. Hal M. Lewis (whose day job is Spertus President and CEO) on Judaism, leaders, and leadership.

The Importance of Self-Awareness

July 29, 2013

Leadership expert Dr. Hal M. Lewis (whose day job is President and CEO of Spertus) explains why self-awareness of one's biases is crucial for leadership.