Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World
Chris Lowney’s landmark first book, Heroic Leadership, was a # 1 ranked bestseller of the CBPA, was named a finalist for a Book of the Year Award from ForeWord magazine and has been translated into eleven languages. Used widely in corporations and charitable organizations, it has also become a staple of business school and college curricula. The book challenges our assumptions and stereotypes about leadership and invites each reader to embrace his or her own leadership opportunity and responsibility.
Drawing on Chris’s unique background as a one-time Jesuit seminarian who later served as a Managing Director of JP Morgan & Co, Heroic Leadership paints a refreshing new vision of who leaders are and how they live. Specifically, Chris articulates four pillars of great leadership: leaders are self-awareness, heroic, ingenious, and loving. That is, they know themselves deeply, live for “heroic” purposes greater than self, adapt confidently to a rapidly changing world, and respect the dignity and potential of those around them.
Chris illustrates these four pillars through fascinating vignettes from the history of a 450-year-old company that changed the world. That unlikely company? The Jesuits.