New book from Monk Malloy, People First: Reflections on Leadership


SOULSTIR announces preorders for People First: Reflections on Leadership by Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, IN, June 3, 2023 – SOULSTIR today announced preorders for its non-fiction book on leadership, People First: Reflections on Leadership, by Edward A. “Monk” Malloy,

C.S.C., President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame.

Over a span of three decades, Monk has taught a University seminar each semester with a select group of first-year Notre Dame students. In People First, he invites the reader to join him in the classroom for a dynamic course on leadership. Through a compelling series of questions and answers, Monk shares decades of wisdom, covering everything from the theoretical to the practical. These candid, uplifting reflections will inspire leaders from all walks of life who aim to be forces for good.

Malloy is confident that leaders can be real difference-makers and agents of transformation. “I hope to promote a notion of leadership that seeks mutual understanding, a common sense of purpose, and respect for one another,” says Malloy.

SOULSTIR Founder and CEO, Mike Brown, is delighted to publish Malloy’s new book. “I’m grateful to have been one of Monk’s first-year seminar students. And now it’s an incredible honor to share that experience with the world,” says Brown.

People First will be published this fall and can be preordered HERE now. The book is available in both hardcover and paperback.

About the Author

Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, C.S.C., is president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, where he served from 1987 to 2005 as the sixteenth president and where he is currently a professor of theology. He serves on the board of directors of several universities and national organizations and is the recipient of 25 honorary degrees. He is the author of more than 50 articles and book chapters and the editor or co-editor of two books. He has published 12 books, including a 3-volume memoir, and most recently Monk’s Musings and Monk’s Notre Dame: People, Places, and Events.


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