Equipping the Saints

Equipping the Saints

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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6 Core Concepts of Servant Leadership – Honesty

Proverbs tells us “If you do the right thing, honesty will be your guide. But if you are crooked, you will be trapped by your own dishonesty.” (1) Isn’t that true? If you are dishonest, to keep up the farce,

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6 Core Concepts of Servant Leadership – Clarity

Webster’s dictionary defines “clarity” as “the quality or state of being clear.” (1) A Servant Leader communicates with clarity. In speaking or writing, the leader must be sure that the receiver understands their message. Otherwise misunderstanding, rework and frustration from

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What Women Leaders Bring to Organizations

Let’s develop women’s leadership capacity, welcome these gifts and trust that when they are embraced alongside the gifts men bring, the Spirit will light the way in these dark times for our Church

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6 Core Concepts of Servant Leadership – Values

To recap the Vision post: Jesus’ vision was that Emmanuel, God-with-us is a kingdom over which God reigns, on earth as it is in heaven. A vision like this means that we need to have a clear understanding from Jesus

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6 Core Concepts of Servant Leadership

I have been researching Servant Leadership lately. After awhile articles from different authors begin to sound very similar to each other. The concepts may be called different things or have a tad different definition, but at their core they are

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