Settling Into a New Senior Role – What a New Pope Could Teach Us

Once the successor to Pope Benedict XVI is in place, he could be forgiven a few first-day nerves. Like any high-profile senior appointee, the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church will commence his duties amid great speculation and expectation. When you take up the leadership mantle, whether of a team, a business or the entire Catholic world, all eyes are on you. Everything you do in the early days is critical – especially if you’re looking to earn lasting loyalty.

So what are some sure-fire ways to win over your new flock? Here are our top four tips:

Seeking New Pope for Immediate Start

Today the Pope handed in his resignation. There aren’t many more high-profile jobs than that one, and this sort of position doesn’t become vacant very often.  Here’s how The Vatican might advertise it if they ever got in touch with Jobsite.

Do you know anyone who might fit the bill?



– (Papa/ πάππας/His Holiness) Job Type: Permanent

Location: The Vatican and various

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: Life (sometimes negotiable)

Salary: N/A. Benefits including company car (Pope-mobile) and accommodation included

Ref No: 27384-HolyFather-38KJ

Date Advertised: 11 Feb 2013

The Role

“The Roman Pontiff, as the successor of Peter, is the perpetual and visible