When Fortune announced its list of the World's Greatest Leaders, the top spot was awarded-not to a captain of industry-but to the new pontiff.In the year since his election, Pope Francis earned that accolade...and more. He has achieved the remarkable: breathed life into an aging institution, reinvigorated a global base, and created real hope for the future.
How did a man who spent his life laboring in slums far from the Vatican manage to do this and so quickly? The answer lies in his humility - and the simple principles that spring from it.
Lead with Humility explores 12 of these principles and shows how leaders and managers can adapt them for the workplace with equally impressive results. They include:
Don't stand over your employees - sit down with them
Don't judge - assess
Take care of people, not lobbies
Go where you are needed
Temper ideology with pragmatism
Don't change - reinvent!
The boldest course can be the most prudent
Pope Francis's ability to inspire the world is unprecedented in modern times. Lead with Humility reveals the power of his methods, and helps anyone lead with grace and greater authenticity.
Jeffrey A. Krames is the bestselling author of The Rumsfeld Way, The Welch Way, Jack Welch and The 4 E's of Leadership, and other popular business books. He has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Financial Times, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times and been interviewed by Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, A&E's Biography, the BBC, and other major media outlets.
Contents prologuevii introduction:? From Bergoglio to Francis1 chapter 1:? Lead with Humility7 chapter 2:? Smell Like Your Flock15 chapter 3:? Who Am I to Judge?23 chapter 4:? Don't -Change---Reinvent31 chapter 5:? Make Inclusion a Top Priority41 chapter 6:? Avoid Insularity50 chapter 7:? Choose Pragmatism over Ideology58 chapter 8:? Employ the Optics of Decision Making65 chapter 9:? Run Your Organization Like a Field Hospital74 chapter 10:? Live on the Frontier81 chapter 11:? Confront Adversity Head-On88 chapter 12:? Pay Attention to Noncustomers95 Source Notes103 Acknowledgments115 Index119