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Entries for February 2017

Maybe the first day of Lent isn’t the ideal day to celebrate, but here at the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute we’re doing it anyway. The occasion is the announcement that our primary leadership training program, the Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounter, ...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. In the last issue of The Catholic Leader, I wrote about how Lent always sneaks up on me. Most years I’m often trying to decide how I want to observe Lent as the sun sets on Ash Wednesday. I also noted that over the years, thanks to a priest’s suggestion, I&rsq...

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By Owen Phelps, Pd.D. Have you ever had one of those bosses with a Jekyll and Hyde personality? One moment he or she is personable. The next moment he or she is frothing at the mouth? Do you still have one like that now? Sadly, it’s not unusual. Some people seem to assume that a promo...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. When the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) released its list of the 78 best Christian places to work in January, there was one Catholic entity on the list. I don’t know if that’s a first, but I think it is. So congratulations are in order for the honoree, C...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. If there’s one thing I can say about my experience of Lent that hasn’t changed over the years, it’s that the penitential season always sneaks up on me. It’s doing it again this year – although Ash Wednesday is still a week away, so I’m ...

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Two Encounters coming soon

Posted on February 21, 2017 in: Articles

Two Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounters will be offered later this month in central Iowa. The Archdiocese of Dubuque will offer three Catholic Encounter programs at the Prairiewoods Spirituality Center in Hiawatha, IA, just north of Cedar Rapids, where participants have three choice...

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In presenting Jesus-like S3 Leadership, we note that all of us have to do one thing that Jesus never had to do. We need to apologize when we make mistakes. And we all make mistakes. In our programs, we point to the insight from Ken Blanchard, co-author of the best-selling business book The One...

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By Chris D’Souza “And he said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while.’” Mk 6:31 (RSVCE) * * * Recently, my wife returned from Orlando after attending a Zumba® instructor convention. Naturally, I asked her if she enjoyed it....

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Most likely we’ve all heard the adage that “Assume makes an ass out of u and me.” And most likely we’ve heard it again and again because it’s so true. I had that brought home to me in a truly humbling way recently when I was watching an episo...

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A Lead Like Jesus Encounter is underway this week at the Winnebago County Jail in Rockford, IL, sponsored by the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute, and three public Catholic Vision for Leading Like Jesus Encounters will be offered later this month in central Iowa. The ecumenical ...

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