The American Management Association New Media team recently hosted a webcast with Jeffrey A. Krames, author of Lead with Humility: Lessons from Pope Francis. He covered how leaders and managers can use humility to inspire their people in the workplace.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern
Meeting Number: 17849-00001
As someone who has studied leaders and the topic of leadership for more than three decades, Jeffrey Krames has long believed that humility is the most under-rated of all leadership qualities.
This webcast explores how Francis has combined humility with power to become the most fascinating pontiff in modern memory. Then the program digs deeper to reveal the key business tenets that Pope Francis has exercised to create his own brand of leadership. Examples include:
- Guard against insularity: Many heads of corporations and states fall prey to the “bubble” phenomenon, meaning that they feel imprisoned by the trappings of their positions. To make sure that Pope Francis did not lose his broad perspective, he put together a makeshift “board of directors.” Dubbed the Vatican-8, or V-8, these eight Archbishops from all over the globe serve as his consulting body. None of Francis’s 265 predecessors ever amassed such a consultative body.
- Live on the frontier: To “live on the frontier” is to push the envelope and live outside of your comfort zone.
- Run your organization like a field hospital: Francis feels very strongly that members of the clergy must go anywhere and everywhere, no matter the risk, to tend to their flocks. The same tenet works well in business. Instead of a reliance on email, Twitter, etc., what is needed are more face-to-face meetings.
Pope Francis’s ability to inspire the world is unprecedented in modern times. Join us as we explore the power of his methods and how anyone can take these lessons to 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.