leadership

“On behalf of all of us from the Mount, we would like to thank everyone for their warm hospitality,” said William Yacomeni, Deputy Head Boy of Mount St Mary’s College, at the conclusion of the Jesuit Student Leadership Conference. “We learnt a great deal.”The conference, which ran from Wednesday 26th September to Friday 29th September, was held at the Jesuit summer house in the tiny hamlet of Barmouth, North Wales. Nearly 20 student leaders from St Ignatius College (Enfield), Stonyhurst...
“We enjoyed every minute of it, as well as learning how to become good leaders with the hope of having a big impact back at school by sharing our experiences with the wider community to produce a real change.” These were the words of the Stonyhurst head boy, Nico Mariscal, at the end of the Sixth Form Leadership Conference. It went from Wednesday 28th September to Friday 30th September and was held at the Jesuit summer house in Barmouth, Wales, with sixth formers from St Ignatius College (...
birds in flight
Defining the qualities of an Ignatian leader is an all but impossible task, says Sarah Broscombe, and so it should be, because Ignatian leadership cannot be reduced to, ‘a tidy theory with accompanying tools and practices. It is a disposition of mind, heart and will.’ There are, however, certain traits that can usefully act as ‘compass bearings’ for those who want to understand what leadership means in the Ignatian tradition. What is your gut reaction when you hear the word ‘leadership’?...
William Byron SJ has challenged Catholic business schools to be better than Harvard in a recent article in America magazine.A bold and provocative challenge, it might not be as fanciful as it seems at first glance. Contributing an Ignatian perspective on leadership and training leaders,  it is an interesting response to the current anxiety and interest in leadership. Ever since Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio SJ was elected Pope Francis there has been a growing interest in Jesuit leadership. This...
Manchester's young leaders with their mentors
Former Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson has presented awards to the upcoming bright lights of religion and business at Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy. The worlds of football, religion and enterprise merged in a unique way for the graduation ceremony of the global interfaith pilot of the Launching Leaders course at the weekend. Certificates of completion were handed out by Sir Alex to the participants on the interfaith course – a mix of Catholic, Muslim and Mormon...
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The votes for the leadership of the Labour Party in the UK and the presidency of the USA are both imminent, and so we can expect plenty of discussion about authority and governance over the coming weeks on both sides of the Atlantic. But what does good leadership look like, be it political, ecclesial or otherwise? Nicholas King SJ looks for answers to this question in the bible. Wherever you look these days, politics seems to have mislaid its comfortable predictabilities. A majority of...
The head of the Jesuits in Britain is Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ.  Fr Damian was appointed by Fr General in 2017 for a six year term. He is advised by the trustees who meet six times per year:Nick Austin SJRoger Dawson SJKensy Joseph SJPaul Nicholson SJ - SociusDermot O'Connor SJAdrian Porter SJMatthew Power SJStephen Power SJ - Treasurer & SecretaryFrank Turner SJOther Key PeopleSimon Bishop SJ - Director of SpiritualityNicholas King SJ - Assistant for FormationJane...