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  When it comes to motivating people on a large scale, what does the research tell us about what works best? In their book Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage, John A. Wagner III and John R. Hollenbeck, both from Michigan State University, answer that question with an ...

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  Yikes, January is more than half over -- already! Don't panic. There's still time to develop your list of New Year's resolutions. (And if you did that at the very start of 2013, there's still time to try keeping them all over again.) In either event, effective leaders kn...

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  Last August I was blessed to lead a retreat marking the start of the school year for faculty and staff at St. Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville, IN. At the start of the program, we were all greeted by Father Joshua Janko, the school's Director for Catholic Mission, who asked e...

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Jim Collins is all the rage in business circles. His Good to Great (date) explores the factors that make some companies stand out from the rest. What could be more important in a competitive economy?  His Built to Last (date) explores the elements that make a company’s success mor...

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Restore us, O Lord

Posted on July 13, 2015 in: Articles

"Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved." (Psalm 80:4 NAB) As the Fourth Sunday of Advent arrives this weekend, on the eve of Christmas Eve, we share with you a petition in the Psalm that will be read at Masses: "Restore us, O Lord..." W...

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'Tis the season to be generous

Posted on July 13, 2015 in: Articles

Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'" Luke 3:5-6 The sentences above come from the Gospel this coming Sunday, the second Sunday...

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Rejoice in the Lord always

Posted on July 13, 2015 in: Articles

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understandi...

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The toll in the Enron fiction astounds: shareholders lost $60 billion, employees lost $2 billion in pension money, 5,600 people lost their jobs, founder Ken Lay was found guilty on six charges of fraud and conspiracy, former CEO Jeff Skilling found guilty of 13 such charges, and both were convicted ...

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The lines from Psalm 25 quoted above will be read in Mass this weekend when we celebrate the First Sunday in Advent. As the Psalm is read, four times we will respond, "To you, O Lord, I lift my soul." As someone who once had trouble distinguishing Advent from Lent -- I knew each of them...

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Drucker was one of the first organizational thinkers who took non-profit enterprises seriously — and recognized two things about them: Their impact on the nation’s quality of life is huge and growing; They need effective management at least as much as business enterprises do. ...

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