Let’s Meet Chris Lowney
Posted by Larry Doyle on April 15, 2009 7:08 PM |
I am thrilled to have Chris Lowney join me this Sunday evening on NoQuarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle. I learned about Chris from my daughter who heard him speak at her college. My daughter had the good fortune of receiving a complimentary copy of Chris’ book, Heroic Leadership.
Upon reading Chris’ bio, I knew I had to have him on Sense on Cents. Chris possesses qualities we need not only in our private enterprises, but truly throughout our society.
Chris Lowney, formerly a Jesuit, was named a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan & Co. while still in his thirties and held senior positions in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London until leaving the firm in 2001. He served successively on Morgan’s Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Investment Banking Management Committees, accumulating extensive multinational experience at a company regularly ranked one of “America’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine.
Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Lowney was a Jesuit seminarian for seven years. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University, where he also received his M.A. and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is holder of honorary Doctoral degrees from St Louis University, Marymount Manhattan University, and from the University of Great Falls.
His first book, Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World was the #1 ranked bestseller of the CBPA (Catholic Book Publishers Association) and was named a finalist for a 2003 Book of the Year Award from ForeWord magazine. It has been translated into ten languages.
In writing Heroic Leadership, Lowney displays how the Jesuits eschewed a “flashy” leadership style in favor of a holistic approach focusing on four unique values: self-awareness, ingenuity, love and heroism. Lowney explores the four principles in detail, illustrating each with anecdotes from Jesuit history. He examines the Jesuit success formula of attacking real-world opportunities with real-world leadership strategies, showing how their formula can be used today to practice effective, whole-person leadership.
“Entertaining and well researched, Heroic Leadership is a must-read for any business leader, and an inspirational read for anybody who wants to be a better human being.”
— Walter Gubert, Chairman Investment Bank, JP Morgan