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Dr. Dan Ebener, author of Servant Leadership Models for Your Parish (Paulist, 2010), has been installed as a Fellow of the Yeshua Catholic International Leadership Institute. Dr. Ebener is a professor of organizational leadership for St. Ambrose University, acts as Director of Stewardship an...

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BREAKING BREAD - Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga shares lunch and conversation with Father Dave Beauvais (to his left), Dick Kunnert (across the table) and priests of the Kampala Archdiocese during a seminar designed to help the priests become more Jesus-like leaders.  By Dick Kunnert ...

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We all know Jesus told us to “love your neighbor as yourself.” So it shouldn’t be too much to expect Christians to respect everyone they meet. But St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, realized that respect is more than just a matter of the heart. That’s why he i...

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  People who take the time to gratefully reflect on their lives just once a year on Thanksgiving Day are cheating themselves — and scientists are proving it. One of those scientists — but by no means the only one — is Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D, who is author of Thanks! How ...

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How to benefit from your failures

Posted on July 13, 2015 in: Articles

  Everyone has heard the story of how Thomas Edison regarded failure. Asked how he could keep pursuing invention of a successful light bulb after he had failed again and again, he replied: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." If attitude coun...

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  Art Markman, a professor of psychology and marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, executive editor of the journal Cognitive Science and a member of the editorial board of Cognitive Psychology, says: "Innovative ideas emerge when people are able to apply their knowledge to new...

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  According to one of his secretaries, St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, had a four step process for making sound decisions. First, he carefully considered each matter before deciding it. He was not one to rush to judgment. Second, he prayed quite a bit about the decision...

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7 simple ways to motivate others

Posted on July 13, 2015 in: Articles

  Some people argue that no one can motivate another person, but that claim is probably more a matter of semantics than substance. Anyone who can recall working harder for one teacher than others way back in grade school has some sense that one person's behavior can, in fact, inspire gre...

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  Writing in Decision Making, Leadership, Learning, Kevin Eikenberry says raises questions about when a leader should call a meeting to reach a decision. He distinguishes between four kinds of decision-making processes: Independent — the leader makes it alone, so no meeting is re...

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Sometimes less is more

Posted on July 13, 2015 in: Articles

  According to a study conducted by Dr. K. Anders Ericcson and published in the Psychological Review, the key to great success is not plugging away 10 or 12 hours a day, but working harder in short bursts of time. Timothy Ferriss probably carried it to an extreme in his New York Times bes...

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