Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads

by Chris Lowney

Published by Loyola Press, October 2013

Pope Francis has captured the world’s attention with his seemingly counterintuitive approach to leadership. In Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, best-selling author and former Jesuit seminarian Chris Lowney offers an in-depth look at how Pope Francis’s Jesuit training directly has impacted his various leadership roles and what it suggests about how he might lead in the future. Readers will gain essential lessons to help them with their own leadership challenge.

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.

About Chris Lowney

Chris Lowney

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. He has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and others. He is also the author of Heroic Leadership and A Vanished World.