Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World

Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World

by Chris Lowney
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Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World by Chris Lowney

Leadership Principles for Lasting Success

Leadership makes great companies, but few of us truly understand how to turn ourselves and others into great leaders. One company—the Jesuits—pioneered a unique formula for molding leaders and in the process built one of history’s most successful companies.In this groundbreaking book, Chris Lowney reveals the leadership principles that have guided the Jesuits for more than 450 years: self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism. Lowney shows how these same principles can make each of us a dynamic leader in the twenty-first century.
 
  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829418163
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author


Chris Lowney, a former Jesuit, served as Managing Director at J.P. Morgan in New York, Tokyo, Singapore, and London for seventeen years. A popular speaker on issues around leadership, he is the author of the best-selling Heroic Living, and he has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, and FastCompany.com. Lowney currently lives in New York where he is a consultant for the Catholic Medical Mission Board. 

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Heroic Leadership 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
runleaserun More than 1 year ago
I had great expectations for this book, having heard Mr. Lowney speak recently. I was a bit disappointed. The message in the book is very clear and easily accessible. The book itself is very readable, although I found it to be redundant. In my opinion, this book provides more of a history of the Jesuit company than a practical leadership guide. I love history, and very much enjoyed that aspect, I was just hoping for something more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thought-provoking yet straightforward book of value to anyone interested in how to make an organization more successful. Whether or not you care for the spiritual aspects of the Jesuits, their extraordinary success from the earliest days and the principles which drove them apply directly to the modern day enterprise and offer lessons that counter many current management techniques. After all, a group that taught its members to be flexible in the face of rapid change, to set ambitious goals, to think globally, and to take risks seems to have had in mind the challenges facing many managers today -- yet those modes of thinking were developed more than 450 years ago. Not author's thunder, but any 10-person start-up with no experience in education which had 30 colleges up and running in a decade -- without modern day communications or transportation -- and then surpassed its competitors to become the largest of its kind, 450 years later boasting 21,000 professionals -- bears taking a look at in an era of 3 year wonders. How did they do it? Read the book.
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John Boll More than 1 year ago
This is a marvelous book and gives an excellenrt overview on how to draw out the best in ourselves and others using the vision of St Ignatius of Loyola. I highly recommend lt!