The Pope & The CEO is one of the few books written by collaborators and close, personal witnesses of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s life.
Drawing on his experiences as a Swiss Guard for Pope John Paul II, successful businessman and free-market advocate Widmer shares his lessons in business leadership. The Pope & The CEO is a must-read for business people and students interested in the intersection of business and faith; business ethics; and lessons in leadership derived from John Paul II.
The Pope & The CEO outlines nine principles for business leadership including: Know who you are, Know God, Know what’s right, Know how to choose what’s right, Know where you’re going and where you are, Know your team, and Know how to live a balanced life and practice detachment. Each lesson includes a how to guide and exercise. This highly readable book will leave you with concrete, actionable insights and resolutions that can help you live up to your God given potential, and the motivation to go and implement them.
Widmer’s twenty-year career in high-tech includes executive roles at some of the most innovative technology and top business strategy-consulting firms. Those experiences challenged him to reconcile his spiritual life with his work as a business leader. A popular speaker with corporate and Christian audiences alike, Widmer captivates by highlighting some of his personal interactions with John Paul II, providing insight into the little known culture of the Swiss Guards, and drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur and advocate of the free markets within the international development community.
On a parallel front, the current economic and ethical crisis evokes an openness to fresh models of leadership and trust. Left disillusioned by long-respected institutions and supposed business-hero icons, many people and organizations look for leaders and frameworks in which to place their trust. The Pope & The CEO translates some of Pope John Paul II’s legacy into business leadership lessons that respond to this gap.
Get results fast with this quick, colorful guide to Christian business leadership.
Includes how to:
- Explore your vocation and find ways to live up to your God given potential
- Confidently pray at and for your work
- Securely navigate business ethics and morals
- Effortlessly motivate and manage teams of all sizes
- Confidently build a culture of results and responsibility
- Assertively lead by doing and inspiring
- Live an integrated life