Leadership and Development Programs: Student Activities Office
Kelsey, Kaitlin M.
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The Emerging Leaders Programs are based on Chris Lowney's Heroic Leadership text, and seek to develop leaders in the Ignatian tradition. Though Lowney never completed the formation process, he has utilized the history, values, lessons of St. Ignatius, and the Jesuits as a catalyst for the heroic leadership model. The book draws upon countless examples that illustrate the unique and effective leadership training that all Jesuits experience. Below are some of Lowney’s words describing each of the model’s components: •Self-awareness: “Leaders thrive by understanding who they are and what they value.” •Ingenuity: “Leaders make themselves and others comfortable in a changing world. They eagerly explore new ideas, approaches, and cultures rather than shrink defensively from what lurks around life‟s next corner.” •Love: “[Leaders] passionately commit to honoring and unlocking the potential they find in themselves and others. They create environments bound and energized by loyalty, affection, and mutual support.” •Heroism: “Leaders imagine an inspiring future and strive to shape it rather than passively watching the future happen around them.”