Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads

Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads

by Chris Lowney

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Overview

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, SJ

From 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829440096
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 09/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 721,750
File size: 411 KB

About the Author

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.


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 CHI, one of the nation’s largest hospital systems. Author of the best-selling Heroic Leadership and the award-winning Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, he speaks widely on leadership, corporate ethics, and decision making, and has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. He will be donating all of his proceeds from this book to support schools in impoverished communities. Visit www.chrislowney.com to learn more.

Table of Contents

1 The New Leader 1

2 Of Spiritual Exercises and Cell Phones: Your Call to Lead 13

3 "A gift to live fully": Be Who You Are 25

4 Washing Feet: Authentic Power Is Service 41

5 Dusty Shoes: Immerse Yourself in the World's Joys and Sufferings 53

6 Kneeling Alone: Withdraw to Find Perspective 71

7 Build on Stones: Live in the Present and Reverence Tradition 89

8 Create the Future: The Challenge of Leading through Change 109

9 "You won't be afraid of the journey? Thank you." 137

Acknowledgments 153

Notes 157

About the Author 171

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