Why He Leads the Way He Leads
by Chris Lowney
"In a culture that has become skeptical of institutional leadership, Lowney offers hope and insight into what an inspiring leader can look like."
—Timothy R. Lannon, SJ, President, Creighton University
Chris Lowney, former Jesuit seminarian turned JP Morgan executive, shows how the pope's words and deeds reveal spiritual principles that have prepared him to lead the Church and influence our world.
"Pope Francis has done more than challenge his own Church; he is challenging our wider culture's whole approach to leadership by embodying a refreshing, deeply countercultural vision of how leaders live and what they value."
"Whether you are fascinated by Pope Francis or in search of useful tools for transforming the organization you lead, this book is a prize." Read what Patrick Lencioni, author and President of The Table Group, and other leaders are saying about Lowney's new book.
"The genuineness and honesty we see in the Pope is very inspiring and compelling in a person, whether in a Pope, parent, or a boss."
I have a master’s degree in management, and I’ve spent 18 years being a leader in the public sphere. I have never seen a better book on how a true leader gets people to follow him or her.
Lowney suggests in his book that sharing a mission with others is at the heart of leadership. It is a worthwhile read for anyone who similarly feels driven by mission.
Shortly before his ordination to the priesthood, Lowney reports, Bergoglio wrote out a brief credo, a personal creed. He has kept the folded paper for nearly four decades.