Leadership lessons from the Pope

first_imgSince assuming the papacy in 2013, Pope Francis has carved out a distinctive leadership style. Last week, he visited New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and made appearances before the United Nations and Congress where he reflected upon the changing tone of the Catholic Church and ideas about leadership. Though I’m not Catholic, many folks of all faiths call him the “people’s pope” – and given the way he conducts himself, it is obvious why.My friend, Tom Connelly, shared a Fast Company article with me that presents five leadership lessons that business leaders, politicians – all types of leaders – might learn from Pope Francis.It’s an insightful article, and I wanted to share it with you. Here are the five lessons it notes:Be accessible. The article in Fast Company, written by William Vanderbloemen, notes that Pope Francis is widely known for his availability and openness to the public. The author encourages leaders to reflect on what their most important responsibilities are – “people over processes, names over numbers.” continue reading » 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Syracuse adds cornerback Davis to Class of 2015

first_img Published on May 6, 2014 at 1:07 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman Cornerback Davante Davis verbally committed to Syracuse on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the fourth player to join the Orange’s Class of 2015.Davis is finishing his junior year at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Fla., and is listed at 6 feet, 2 inches and 180 pounds by Scout.com.Davis is the second defensive back from Florida that Syracuse has picked up in this class. He joins Champagnat Catholic of Hialeah High School cornerback Gerald Robinson (three stars), who committed on April 25.Davis and Robinson are continuing a reliable pipeline to the Sunshine State that SU offensive coordinator George McDonald is fostering. Six members of the Orange’s Class of 2014 hail from Florida.Along with Robinson, Davis also joins running backs Tyrone Perkins and Jordan Fredericks in the Class of 2015.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more