The Jorge Way: The Sayings of Jorge Bergoglio

Jorge (haw-hay) Bergoglio is now CEO of the world’s biggest and oldest multi-national, Vatican Inc.

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Ten Examples of Leadership for Enlightened CEOs

(CLICK on each example for sources and background)

 

Example #1 – Smell like your flock!

Choose leaders who smell like their flock.

Appoint managers who live with their employees.

Select salespeople who know their customers.

Set an example.

Example #2 – Don’t be isolated!

Don’t hide in your mansion.

Be in daily contact with ordinary people.

Eat with your employees.

Coffee with your customers.

Set an example.

Example #3 – Get out of the palace!

Escape from the executive suite.

Get out of the boardroom.

Leave the office.

Get off the internet.

Go and talk to your employees.

Go and chat with your customers.

Do it yourself.

Set an example.

Example #4 – Get out of the limo!

Leave the Mercedez behind.

Drive around in your Ford.

Forget the jet.

Ride the subway.

Set an example.

Example #5 – Make a mess!

Tell your people to get out in the streets and make a mess.

Don’t be afraid to spread the word.

Create bottom-up trouble in the branch offices.

Get closer to the people.

Get rid of top-down managementism.

Stop the meetings, meetings, meetings.

Get out!

Do it yourself.

Do it every day.

Set an example.

Example #6 – Hello, it’s Jorge!

Escape from uncheck.

Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call your employees.

Call your customers.

Do it yourself.

Do it every day.

Set an example.

  Example #7 – Tu not lei.

Be informal not just polite.

Leave pomp and ego behind.

Eschew titles.

Promote intimacy.

Set an example.

Example #8 – Get that thing down!

Discourage celebrity.

Avoid media for media sake.

Get real.

Set an example.

Example #9 – Who am I to judge?

Be inclusive not judgmental.

Take off your black hat.

Think outside the square.

Offer niceness.

Forgive and forget.

Set an example.

Example #10 – Benedict, my mentor.

Consult your mentor.

Value Grey Hat thinking.

Think outside the square.

Seek good advice.

Value wisdom.

Set an example.

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