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Plenty of resources exist regarding the history of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Ignatian spirituality, and Jesuit education. Yet many colleagues still wonder how best to apply Ignatian principles in their everyday work and leadership, especially in the context of adaptive challenges and heated disagreement. Therefore, this article seeks to build bridges between Jesuit wisdom and concrete personal, interpersonal, and organizational strategies, particularly by bringing foundational Jesuit resources into conversation with contemporary leadership theories and practices. With four focus areas born from study, relationships, prayer, and a desire to be of help, these reflections explore practical ways of answering the question, “What does the Ignatian leader do?”



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