Summary of Lead with Humility

12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis

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Lead with Humility book summary
You don’t have to be Catholic to respect and admire Pope Francis or to emulate his leadership style.


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Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina chose the name “Francis” when he became the first Jesuit pope of the Catholic Church in March 2013. Inspired by the modesty of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis anchors his philosophy and approach to life in humility. Author Jeffrey A. Krames, the Jewish son of Holocaust survivors, portrays Pope Francis as a decisive, pragmatic leader with keen political and business acumen. This compelling profile of the pope’s strengths and vulnerabilities explains how you can emulate his leadership in a corporate environment. Krames illustrates why Pope Francis has become one of the world’s most admired and respected figures. Whatever your spiritual beliefs are, getAbstract thinks you will find profound inspiration in this portrait of Pope Francis’s humble – but effective – approach to leadership.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Pope Francis developed his leadership style,
  • Why humility is the most important trait for a leader to have and
  • How to apply Pope Francis’s philosophy to leading your organization.


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After the selection of Argentinian Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope in March 2013, his humility, caring and willingness to be vulnerable captured the fancy of Catholics and non-Catholics around the world. Pope Francis, who labels himself a “sinner,” famously asked...
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About the Author

Jeffrey A. Krames has written several business bestsellers, including Jack Welch and the Four E’s of Leadership.

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    Bradley Revell 2 years ago
    This book has some good nuggets in there. A lot of ideas have already been written in other books. Worth reading the summary to scrub up on the 12 ideas that the author traverses through.
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    John Walsham 3 years ago
    Insightful and relevant to any organisation.
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    Patrick Brigger 3 years ago
    Very useful lessons  in this summary

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