Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership, the book that inspired the design of the Ignite Program at the Gabelli School of Business, will be on campus on February 21 to talk about Jesuit views of leadership.
All students are encouraged to attend. Mr. Lowney’s remarks will help you to put the value of your Jesuit business education into words for future employers and others.
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Tognino Hall
Register: Click here
Mr. Lowney’s book discusses the four pillars that form the Jesuit approach to leadership:
- Self-awareness: Understanding your strengths, weaknesses, values and worldview
- Ingenuity: Confidently innovating and adapting to a changing world
- Love: Engaging others with a positive attitude that unlocks their potential
- Heroism: Energizing yourself and others with heroic ambitions and a passion for excellence
These pillars also support the Gabelli School’s four-year sequence of personal and professional development, the Ignite Program, which all students undergo — even though they might not know it, because Ignite’s approaches are integrated so seamlessly into the curriculum and advising program that students don’t always realize they are participating.
Here is some more information about Mr. Lowney:
Formerly a Jesuit, Mr. Lowney was named a managing director of J.P. Morgan & Co. while still in his 30s and held senior positions in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London until leaving the firm in 2001. He accumulated significant multinational business experience and served successively on Morgan’s Asia-Pacific, Europe and investment banking management committees.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Lowney was a Jesuit seminarian for seven years. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham, where he also received his master’s degree and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
He is the author of two books: Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World, and A Vanished World: Medieval Spain’s Golden Age of Enlightenment.
This event is co-sponsored by the Gabelli School administration, the Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu, and several student organizations.