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New LCWR Book on Transformational Leadership Released by Orbis

Tranformational Leadership
Tranformational Leadership

Orbis Books released a new book entitled, Transformational Leadership: Conversations with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Copies may be ordered at Orbis describes the book as follows:

“In 2009, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)—an organization representing 300 orders of sisters in the United States—suddenly gained wide attention following a critical doctrinal assessment issued by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Many became interested in the way the LCWR and its members exercised leadership. One of their members described it as “transformational leadership”—a “way-of-being-in-in-the-world.” To better understand this way of leadership, LCWR regularly conducts interviews with some of the most engaging and passionate of contemporary thinkers.

"In this volume of interviews, 18 theologians, psychologists, educators, and religious leaders from various fields and disciplines share their wisdom about a way of leadership able to meet the deep challenges of today’s world. Transformational Leadership offers the opportunity to learn from notables such as Walter Brueggemann; Judy Cannato; Joan Chittister, OSB; Constance FitzGerald, OCD; Donald Goergen, OP;  Lynn Levo CSJ; Marty Linsky, Nancy Schreck, OSF; and Margaret Wheatley.

"Transformational Leadership, although originally addressed to American Catholic sisters, provides thoughtful and practical suggestions for living a Gospel-centered life and its unique collection of personalities and insight makes it of interest to all men and women seeking to live and lead with purpose and depth.”

The book is edited by LCWR associate director for communications Annmarie Sanders, IHM and includes a forward written by former LCWR president Pat Farrell, OSF.

More information on the book and a set of reflection questions may be found at: