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‘Offering advice is a sign of good leadership, and asking for advice is a sign of intelligence. If the exchange goes well, both parties benefit.’ By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute By now we should all know that how we do things is at least as important as what ...

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There are two kinds of change: technical and adaptive. As a rule, the former is easy and the latter is complex and difficult. But adaptive change is the kind of change we need in our parishes today. And it’s also the kind of change Pope Francis is constantly calling us to. Dr. Dan Ebe...

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As the nation – indeed, the world – celebrates the 50th anniversary of a “small step for man, a giant leap for mankind,” Yeshua Facilitator David Coe shares the story of another kind of small step that turned out to be a great leap both for a single man and for many of his ne...

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Every parish is a manifestation of the Body of Christ – which is to say it is a living, breathing, organic and interdependent reality that requires the development of interactive communications skills throughout the body. These skills include facilitation, listening and dialogue. Fosteri...

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By Owen Phelps Director, Yeshua Institute I heard the words again Sunday in Verona, WI. One of my granddaughters, Nicole, was giving a graduation speech before an audience of several thousand. It was quite an honor because she had been chosen for this task by her classmates. If she was nerv...

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It’s not easy to be a consistently committed Jesus-like S3 Leader – a servant, steward and shepherd. In fact, it’s impossible if we don’t work at it. One way to stay on the path is for us to conduct little self-exams regarding our motivations, our perspectives and our b...

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By Dick Kunnert Yeshua Fellow and Board Member (Editor’s note: Among the many ways he has served his parish and diocesan church over several decades, Dick was Victims’ Assistance Coordinator for the Rockford Diocese for many years.) After almost two decades of disclosures regard...

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By Owen Phelps, Pd.D. Director, Yeshua Institute I’m not often tempted to pat myself on the back. At my age, I should know better. It would make my shoulder hurt. (Don’t ask me how I know that.) Nonetheless, if I’m ever tempted to try – again – another simple b...

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It’s important for parish leaders to be actively engaged in forming a dynamic parish, but it’s not enough. Leaders also have to engage their parishioners – and that’s the focus on the third in an 8-part series of free webinars offered by the Yeshua Institute. Pastoral lead...

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After 35 years as a leader in business, mostly in the cable TV industry, Terry St. Marie has some sound advice to people taking on new leadership positions. We can distill it down to just a handful of observations: Even after a lot of formal education and careful observation, when you begin...

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