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PODCAST: Chris Lowney on “Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads”

Chris Lowney - Pope Francis Why He Leads the Way He Leads

BY CHRIS KERRNovember 4, 2013


Chris Lowney - Pope Francis Why He Leads the Way He Leads

I had the chance to catch up with author Chris Lowney to chat about his newest book, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads.  Lowney is the author of three other books (Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World, Heroic Living: Discover Your Purpose and Change the World, and A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain)  and is a well-known speaker on topics including on leadership, business ethics, decision-making and the potential of  “Jesuit networking.”   His life journey has included associations with two well-known “companies” – the Society of Jesus and J.P. Morgan Chase.  Lowney entered the Jesuit seminary and progressed through the thorough formation process until 1983, when he discerned that religious life was not his vocation.  He began working with with J.P. Morgan & Co. where he held the title  of Managing Director on three different continents until 2001.  Currently, in addition to his writing and speaking, he serves as board chair of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest healthcare/hospital systems with some $19 billion in assets.

Lowney also served as volunteer founding president of Jesuit Commons, an innovative collaboration which offers online university education in refugee camps in Africa and elsewhere. He conceived and co-founded Contemplative Leaders in Action, an emerging leader formation program now active in a half-dozen cities. He founded Pilgrimage for Our Children’s Future, which funds education and healthcare projects in the developing world:  to learn about or support that organization, visit www.pocf.org.

Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads was published by Loyola Press and is available via their website or Amazon.com.

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