W22D5 - Goals
Rest Stop 22

W22D6 - Organization

"Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, 'Since God
has made all this known to you, there is
no one so discerning and wise as you. You
shall be in charge of my palace, and all my
people are to submit to your orders. Only
with respect to the throne will I be greater
than you'" - Genesis 41:39-40.

Joseph's Pharaoh was the 'good' Pharaoh in Scripture because he recognized talent, knew how to delegate responsibility and then get out of the way so his people could do their jobs. In today's verses he set up clear duties along with a clear chain of command that took full advantage of Joseph's insight into the problem and the solution. What's more, Pharaoh wasn't threatened by Joseph's insight or wisdom, eliminating Joseph's need to be political or careful to be too talented or too 'in charge' around the throne. Leaders can learn many lessons from this 'good' Pharaoh about organization, handling gifted staff, delegation and crisis management.

LEADERSHIP STEP: Today's Step involves taking a closer look at this 'good' Pharaoh to see what else you can learn about how to lead, manage and organize. First, take some time to read the story of Joseph and Pharaoh in Genesis 41-50. Second, read the article below that highlights some points about Pharaoh's leadership style from the biblical narrative. Finally, identify some takeaways from the account and article to apply to your own leadership situation.

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