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Magis (pronounced "màh-gis") is a
Modern use of the word is often traced to
Chris Lowney in his book "Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World", exposes the key to successful leadership based in the jesuit magis:
"Magis-driven leadership inevitably leads to heroism. Heroism begins with each person considering, internalizing, and shaping his or her mission. Whether one works within a large organization or alone, no mission is motivating until it is personal. And it is sustainable only when one makes the search for magis a reflexive, daily habit. A magis-driven leader is not content to go through the motions or settle for the status quo but is restlessly inclined to look for something more, something greater. Instead of wishing circumstances were different, magis-driven leaders either make them different or make the most of them. Instead of waiting for golden opportunities, they find the gold in the opportunities at hand."