Date Added: Oct 2009
Half a millennium ago, Ignatius was not cognizant of certain terms considered nowadays as fundamental in organizational leadership: such concepts as transformational leadership, empowerment, organigrams, organizational culture and learning organizations. This paper intends to study those characteristics found in today's organizational leadership literature and practice and their corresponding traces both in St Ignatius' writings and in his role as organizational leader. Some of these characteristics are clearly and directly related to Ignatian principles. A few characteristics still need to be developed both in organizational leadership today and in Ignatian leadership.