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The Power of Reflection

The Power of Reflection
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In Heroic Leadership, Lowney , a Jesuit-seminarian turned investment-banker, explores the Jesuit approach to leadership – which is applicable to all leaders. A key takeaway from his book is the power of reflection in living a purposefully disciplined life. One of the Jesuit disciplines is that of reflection three times a day:
  1. At the end of the morning to reflect upon what went well…and why, what could go better next time…and how.
  2. At the end of the afternoon – same reflections as earlier but for the afternoon
  3. In the evening to reflect upon the day in a macro sense to assess what was learned today for a better tomorrow.

In this book Lowney also shares:
• The history of the unique formula for molding leaders that have guided the Jesuits for more than 450 years
• An in-depth examination of the four key elements of Jesuit formation: self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism
• Modern-day examples of how successful leaders in today’s culture are best served when these guiding principles are applied