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Entries for February 2018

North Carolina’s first ever Catholic Leading Like Jesus Encounter will take place Saturday, April 14, at Immaculate Conception Parish in Hendersonville, located in the western part of the state. The Encounter is a day-long seminar designed to teach people how to be Jesus-like leaders at home, at work, in their communities and in their parishes. It is a compelling mix of dramatic videos, live presentations, self-discovery exercises and large and small group discussions with others who also want to learn to Lead Like Jesus. It will be presented by Dave Coe, a certified Yeshua Institute Facilitator and a member of...

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NOTE:  At the start of the year, we published a list of nine “core principles” around the notion of Leading Like Jesus. The article got a lot of reader feedback – all positive – so we decided to probe deeper by focusing on each principle individually in subsequent issues of The Catholic Leader. In this issue we focus on Core Principle 4.  By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute The fourth core principle we listed in the process of Leading Like Jesus is: Jesus is the best leadership teacher and role model of all time. In the business world from time to time the achievem...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute I’m amazed at the many little graces that pop up in the course of everyday life – whenever I bother to pay them due attention. Sadly, that’s not often enough. But here’s one little grace for which I’m grateful : The Catholic Leader comes out this week on Wednesday, Feb. 14 – which this year happens to be Ash Wednesday as well as Valentine’s Day. I’m going to treat that as more than a happy accident. Valentine’s Day, as we know, is more about love -- and great expressions of love -- than about the life of...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute So often when we hear the word “leadership,” we think about formal leadership and organizational charts. It’s true that formal or “positional leadership” counts for something. In fact, if you are employed, it counts for that – and that’s a lot. But decades of research have made it clear that when it comes to influencing people’s behavior on a long-term basis, formal leadership all by itself doesn't count for much. Indeed, you could argue that it counts more for why people leave jobs than for why they get them or...

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