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.
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 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.
“Entertaining and well researched, this is a must-read for any business leader, and an inspirational read for anyone who wants to be a better human being.” —Walter Gubert, chairman of the investment bank, J. P. Morgan
“Lowney does a wonderfully engaging job of making clear the connections between our current leadership challenges and the principles employed so effectively by the Jesuits.” —Edward J. Kelly III, president and ceo, Mercantile Bankshares Corporation
“In this absorbing, lucid book, Lowney . . . explores how the Jesuits have successfully grappled with challenges that test great companies. Reflective business people of faith will find Lowney’s insights a breath of fresh air.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This 450-year-old institution [seems] as current today as it was four centuries ago. Lowney shows us how every employee can and should be a leader and that love-driven leadership does work.” —Richard K. Green, former president and COO, Blistex, Inc.
“This informative, fascinating book tells how Jesuits produced both outstanding individual leaders and a culture of leadership. This is a book to be enjoyed, pondered, and put into practice.” —John W. Padberg, S.J., director, Institute of Jesuit Sources CIP
“In his book, Heroic Leadership, Chris Lowney uses the history and tradition of the Jesuit order to articulate a model for authentic, moral leadership. As Governor of Colorado, Heroic Leadership helped me think about how to lead better than any other book out there.”Bill Ritter, Jr.Former Governor of Colorado