Chris Lowney, Author
Chairman Catholic Healthcare Initiatives (CHI), and Founder for Pilgrimage for Our Children’s Future
What makes Pope Francis Tick?
Destroying the Ivory Tower and Redefining Leadership
The author of the book, Pope Francis: Why He Leads The Way He Leads, Chris Lowney will be the featured speaker at the March 10 Catholics@Work breakfast.
A Jesuit-trained South American priest, Pope Francis is revamping the Curia. He goes head-on into highly charged social issues with a joy-filled personal style.
For Pope Francis there is no daylight between his faith and his actions. This man traded the Papal Palace for a small apartment and retired the bullet-proof Popemobile for an open air car, occasionally inviting people on the streets to ride with him.
Lowney first studied as a Jesuit seminarian, but eventually served as a Managing Director on three continents for JP Morgan. Today Lowney chairs Catholic Healthcare Initiative, a $19-billion healthcare and hospital system.
His first best seller, Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450 Year-Old Company That Changed the World, analyzed the Jesuits. In it Lowney maps out the foundational principles St Ignatius employed in forming the Society of Jesus; principles that have relevance today for Fortune 500 companies as well as individuals. It is this understanding of the influencing factors of the Jesuits that helped Lowney profile the “why” behind Pope Francis’ actions.
Additionally, Lowney talked with priests who had been guided in seminary by then-Fr. Bergoglio more than 30 years ago, gaining rare insights into the Pope's leadership style long before his elevation to the Papacy.
Lowney’s book is “an important, powerful book that is full of paradox,” according to reviewer Patrick Lencioni. “It is both deeply philosophical and immensely practical. It is timeless and completely relevant for our modern age.”
John Dunican, president of Catholics@Work says, “Pope Francis is the source of many debates among friends and family, and the news media. This is a rare opportunity to get a first-hand insight into what makes the Pope tick.
“Please put it on your calendar today, then go to our website and register.”
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