I am certain that the talk around the water cooler doesn’t default to leadership in this country, but I am certain that it is a topic of discussion more than we think. It seems like everywhere we turn we see leaders falling from grace due to improprieties in their judgement and or just not doing an adequate job. What is happening? Is there a lack of competent leaders with great skills and strong emotional intelligence.
In my recent interview with author Jeffrey Krames we discuss his new book entitled ” Lead with Humility-12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis”. What is it about the new Pope that is attracting lost Catholics back to the church, and his acceptance by the congregation at one of the highest in history. According to Jeffrey Krames Pope Francis possess amazing leadership skills such as 1) Leading with Humility, he states that authentic humility empowers leaders like no other leadership quality. How this translates for business leaders is never use you position of leadership for selfish reasons, and make yourself accessible to your employees. 2) Smell Like Your Flock: which means to immerse yourself deeply into whatever group you lead to aspire to lead, in a meaningful way.
I know you are going to thoroughly enjoy my interview with author Jeffrey Krames, you will also learn more about the traits and qualities that Pope Francis possess that make him one of the greatest leaders in modern history of the Catholic Church.