Each Jesuit recruit emerged from his initial day Spiritual Exercises programme with invaluable personal strengths. Secondly, a profound trust and optimism that the world presents plenty of opportunities to pursue. Leaders face the world with a confident, healthy sense of themselves as endowed with talent, dignity and the potential olwney lead. Lowney noticed that many up-and-comers with raw talent and sheer ambition, either were terrified of making major decisions, or terrorised anyone who dared make a decision without them. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. People can make difficult decisions without having to appeal to higher levels in the organisation each time because they know what end result is desired.
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Shelves: nonfiction Recommended on son rise morning show. Includes many interesting insights on leadership from the perspective of a former Jesuit novice who now works in the corporate world. Really a great read for anyone. The principles addressed in this book could be applied to everyday life. Thanks to Fr. Recommended on son rise morning show.
And the author does a terrific job of making these historical figures and their problems relevant to modern readers. Will definitely recommend to friends. Author, Chris Lowney, focusses on four Jesuit principles that may seem counterintuitive to more contemporary leadership approaches, and skillfully demonstrates how these four can be used to develop as a strong leader in our modern day. They are: 1. Self-awareness: understanding their strengths, weaknesses, values, and world view 2.
Ingenuity: confidently innovating and adapting to embrace a changing world 3. This book explores what we can learn from the Jesuits when building leadership skills.
Love: engaging others with a positive, loving attitude 4. Research increasingly suggestions that IQ and technical skills are far less crucial to leadership success than is mature self-awareness. In other words, the hard evidence points to the critical soft skills that are encompassed by knowing oneself p. Loyola was unafraid to this bundle of winning attitudes, love" and to tap its energizing, unifying power for his Jesuit team.
Effective leaders tap its power today as well p.
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