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What Any Leader Can Learn From Pope Francis

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Jeffrey A. Krames has been involved in publishing more than 400 business books over the course of his career and has written books on business and government leaders like Jack Welch and Donald Rumsfeld. As Krames describes himself, he is the son of Holocaust survivors and believes that Pope Francis is the most authentic leader he has ever seen. As he told me in a recent conversation, he felt moved to write a book on the Pope. It’s called Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis and is available this week.

Krames defines leadership as the ability to articulate a vision and get others to carry it out.  In our conversation, I asked Krames to share some examples of how Pope Francis embodies that definition. Krames is a keen observer and has a real talent for explaining how the Pope operates as a leader.

Give a listen to the conversation for compelling stories of authentic leadership in action, reflect on what you can learn from the Pope and how humility combined with ruthless consistency may be the secret to effective leadership.

If you’re fascinated by Pope Francis, you’ll love Lead With Humility.  Check it out.

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Executive coach Scott Eblin’s goal is to help you succeed at the next level of leadership. Throughout the week, he’ll offer his take on the leadership lessons in the news and his advice on your most pressing leadership questions. A former government executive, Scott is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and is the author of The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success.

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