Tzimtzum and Executive Leadership

By Yosef I. Abramowitz

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, January 2010

This piece looks at the intersection of executive leadership and tzimtzum (contraction or letting go). The author highlights the various forms of tzimtzum that exist in leadership, which include delegating tasks and giving room for creativity. The author looks at his own leadership to illuminate the meaning of tzimtzum within the work setting. He concludes by affirming the lessons of tzimtzum in his previous work settings and by explaining how they helped him in future roles.

Topic: Management and Administration, Workplace, Leadership, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 40/665

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Abramowitz, Yosef I. Tzimtzum and Executive Leadership. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. January 2010:


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