Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads

Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads

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By (author) Chris Lowney

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  • Publisher: Loyola University Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 20mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago
  • ISBN 10: 0829440917
  • ISBN 13: 9780829440911
  • Sales rank: 41,760

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TIME Magazine's Person of the Year: Pope Francis Learn about the First Jesuit Pope from America's Leading Jesuit Publisher""Pope Francis" by Chris Lowney is that rare and splendid work that leaves you keenly excited and spiritually moved. The writing is lucid, vivid, inviting, and rich. It's a major achievement. I strongly recommend it to any Christian in a leadership role." - Joseph Tetlow, SJFrom choosing to live in a simple apartment instead of the papal palace to washing the feet of men and women in a youth detention center, Pope Francis's actions contradict behaviors expected of a modern leader. Chris Lowney, a former Jesuit seminarian turned Managing Director for JP Morgan & Co., shows how the pope's words and deeds reveal spiritual principles that have prepared him to lead the Church and influence our world--a rapidly-changing world that requires leaders who value the human need for love, inspiration, and meaning. Drawing on interviews with people who knew him as Father Jorge Bergoglio, SJ, Lowney challenges assumptions about what it takes to be a great leader. In so doing, he reveals the "other-centered" leadership style of a man whose passion is to be with people rather than set apart. Lowney offers a stirring vision of leadership to which we can all aspire in our communities, churches, companies, and families.

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Chris Lowney, a former Jesuit seminarian, served as a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan & Co. on three continents. He currently chairs the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation's largest healthcare systems. Author of the best-seller Heroic Leadership, he speaks widely on leadership and has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Visit chrislowney.com to learn more.

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"Chris Lowney expands on his insightful work in "Heroic Leadership" with this case study of one of the world's most visible and influential leaders. In "Pope Francis", he draws practical lessons for all, of a life of spiritually grounded leadership that has captured his flock in Argentina, his peers in the College of Cardinals, and now the world."- Mel SpeiseMajor General USMC (Retired)Former Commanding General of Training and Education Command