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Entries for April 2018

With this issue of The Catholic Leader, we’re launching a new ministry that we hope will eventually include every reader of this e-newsletter, as well as many more people who encounter us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Why? We want to pray for you. In fact, we want to enlist a whole vast team of people who will pray for you. And we’d love to benefit from your prayers too. We address all these things with our new Yeshua Prayer Ministry – and we hope you’ll check it out right now. Power of prayer We certainly believe in the power of prayer. And we know that the history of the Yes...

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By Owen Phelps Director, Yeshua Institute If you haven’t guessed it by now, we’re stark raving fans of Pope Francis. We were ecstatic from the moment we learned he was the first pope ever to take the name of St. Francis of Assisi. Since then, the good news has just kept piling up. We were thrilled to offer a free study guide of his incredible apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel – and we’re happy to let you know you can still download that guide for free by clicking here. Over the course of his five-plus years as pope, thanks be to God, Francis has referred to effective leaders...

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Soon after our fist visits to Uganda in 2011 and 2012 to teach priests in the Kampala Archdiocese how to be S3 Jesus-like Leaders, our Ugandan Ambassador was invited to teach seminarians there the same approach to leadership. Before long, his efforts spread to all of Uganda’s seminaries. For the past several years, in addition to meeting in small groups at their seminaries to explore the implications of being Jesus-like Leaders, the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute has sponsored two major annual events to assist seminarians in learning how to be effective parish leaders. The Seminarian Frat...

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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 7.  By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute In our last two installments, we focused on Servant Leadership (S1) and Steward Leadership (S2), The basis for servant leadership is the realization that “It’s not about me.&rdquo...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute You don’t have to dig very deep into most books about management or leadership before you read that to be an effective leader or manager you have to learn how to delegate. Okay. What could be so difficult about that? I mean, why would anyone have to struggle to let someone else do some of their work? Delegating makes work easier. Heck, it frees up time for personal as well as professional activities – which is to say, it makes life better. Why would anyone resist that? And yet we do. Most of us struggle with the process of delegation for one reason...

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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 6.  By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute In our last installment, we focused on Servant Leadership, the first S in S3 Leadership. The basis for servant leadership is the realization that “It’s not about me.” We noted ...

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The Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounter is now available in Spanish, and the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute is shipping Spanish Facilitator Kits which include: A PowerPoint presentation with imbedded videos; A Facilitator’s Guide; and A copy of the Participant’s Workbook. “It’s everything a Facilitator needs to present the Encounter in Spanish,” says Dr. Owen Phelps, Director of the Yeshua Institute. Owen recalls the first time he led a seminar on Jesus’ leadership lessons in the Gospels. It was way back in the early 1990s, long before h...

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