Equipping the Saints

Equipping the Saints

The Role of Leaders in Creating and Changing Culture

Take-Aways from an interview with Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor Bozoma Saint John…I”d not heard of her before the  Global Leadership Summit in August 2019…but a lot of the rest of the leadership world had.  Employees at Uber,

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What We Learned at the Global Leadership Summit

At the Global Leadership Summit 2019, we heard from leaders from business, churches and government.  All of what they said has application to pastoral/ecclesial leadership and we’d like to share what we learned from this year’s Summit.  This is a

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Where do we go from here? What now?

If you’ve been following this blog series Equipping the Saints, perhaps you are inspired to develop your own capacity to lead.  If so, by now you are wondering, “Where do I go from here?” You might be tempted to jump

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Wise Women’s Voices Around the Table

If you’re following any of the rhetoric emerging as a result of the current ecclesial crisis, you are no doubt familiar with the call for more women to be leaders in the Church. Let me make this perfectly clear:  I

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Servant Leadership: Mindsets need Skill sets

Not too terribly long ago I was conversing with three people who all hold leadership positions within their organization.  We were discussing leading like Jesus did and all three of them indicated that they see themselves as servant leaders.  I

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Everything Old is New Again

My mom used to tell me that fashion circled back around so that what was once old-fashioned is now in vogue again.  I had to live long enough to see some of those cycles at work to see that it

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What I See from Up Here

On a clear day you can see forever…the challenge for leaders is how to interpret what you see when you get to the top floor and start looking around.  It’s not enough to be there looking.  Leaders are tasked with

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The Only Thing Constant is Change

Most everyone I know agrees with the title of this article intellectually.  None of us remain unaffected by advances in technology, in transportation, and in science.   We know things change and we change with them.  Just the other day I

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I Was Blind but Now I See

     Ever been lost?  Ever switched lanes, heard that horn blast and said to no one in particular, “they were in my blind spot?”  Ever had someone tell you something about yourself and you were flabbergasted?  If so, then

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Rose Colored Glasses Shattered

   If you hang around church enough (it won’t matter the denomination, but my frame of reference is Roman Catholic), you’ll soon discover the rose-colored glasses through which you were viewing those who work there broken on the floor.  It’s even

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Jesus: Architect and Master Builder

    We call Jesus the “stone which the builders rejected.” (1)  I can’t speak for all the ages, but I can speak for this one when I say that it seems this is particularly true in this moment in

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Entombed but Inspired

    Just when we think we’ve heard the last revelation of abuse and cover-up, we discover that some Bishops’ conferences around the world are just beginning the inquiry.  So we sigh deeply again because we know the inquiry will bring more

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A Little “v” Vocation

In Sunday Mass, we often hear the call to “Pray for Vocations.”  This almost totally references priestly vocations.  But vocations are more than just for the ordained or religious men and women.  Lay men and women, whether serving as volunteers

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Passion for the Servant Leader

Since November 2018 I have been blogging on concepts for the servant leader. I referenced leaders like Cheryl Bachelder, Sheila Heen, Brene’ Brown and more. I talked about 6 concepts: Vision Values Clarity Honesty Listening Courage So you would think

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6 Core Concepts of Servant Leadership – Courage

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” Maya Angelou [1] Are you courageous enough to have those hard conversations? Are you courageous enough to face your limitations…with others?

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6 Core Concepts of Servant Leadership – Listening

Pope Francis‏ @Pontifex 12/14/18 Tweet This is the first step in order to grow on our journey of faith: listening. Before speaking, listen. Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process. Effective listening is

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