Heroic Leadership

Heroic Leadership

Best Practices From A 450-year-old Company That Changed the World

Book - 2005
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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.
Christian leaders, by definition, are called to follow a different set of leadership principles than other leaders follow. But what are they, and how do Christian leaders follow them? In Heroic Leadership, Jesuit-seminarian-turned-investment-banker Chris Lowney examines organizational principles of effective leadership derived from the history and teachings of the Jesuits and applies them to modern corporate culture. Based on the four core values of self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism, this book identifies practices that sixteenth-century priests developed to foster dynamic, effective leaders and achieve longevity.

Baker & Taylor
Shows how Jesuits have successfully grappled with the same challenges that test great companies today with an emphasis on their adopted values: self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism. Reprint.

Publisher: Chicago : Loyola Press, 2005, c2003
ISBN: 9780829421156
Branch Call Number: 658.4092 L954h
Characteristics: 330 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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