Archives for October 28, 2013

Come On In, Get Comfy! Pope Francis’ Relaxed Attitude Means That People Are Taking His Seat

Pope Francis continues to surprise and charm with his warmth and hospitality.I see a meme developing:  Pope giving up his chair to someone…. a soldier, an athlete, a child…. and choosing to stand.Back in April, when we were just getting to know him, Pope Francis brought a chair (and a sandwich!) outside to a member of the Swiss Guard who had been assigned to guard his doorway at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.In June, Pope Francis invited 17-year-old Alberto di Tullio, who has Down synd … [Read more...]

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The Leadership Style of Pope Francis

This week I’ve been slowly, deliberately reading Chris Lowney’s most excellent new book, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads  (Loyola Press, 2013). Lowney, author of the best-selling book Heroic Leadership, is eminently qualified to assess our dynamic new Pope’s leadership style.  As a former Jesuit seminarian, he understands St. Ignatius’ spiritual exercises and their emphasis upon humility and service.   As a businessman who has served as a managing director for J. P. Morgan on thre … [Read more...]

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