Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

Praying against a bad leader Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019
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I recently heard of a senior U.S. bishop who regularly prays that his civic leader, his president may suffer a mild heart-attack. Not so severe as to threaten his life or his capacity for conversion, but severe enough to require his permanent retirement from office. I wonder how many similar prayers are offered, from the Read more

5 of the worst leadership traits Comments 0

Monday, June 24th, 2019
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A young pastor once asked me a great question. He appeared to be doing a great job leading, but he wanted to do better. I always admire someone who wants to improve. His question went like this. Knowing what you know now about leadership, what would you say are the biggest traps to avoid? What Read more

GIVEN Institute for mentoring young Catholic women launched Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The GIVEN Institute is a new nonprofit organisation dedicated to mentoring young Catholic women through a high-caliber, faith-focused leadership programme. Launched last week, the Institute engages and supports young women in evangelisation, vocational discernment and professional advancement. “There are plenty of leadership programs in the private sector; there is no reason we can’t do it Read more

Bishop Drennan delivers Keynote address to Sydney clergy Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Bishop Charles Drennan of the Diocese of Palmerston North was this year’s keynote speaker at the Archdiocese of Sydney’s clergy formation conference. The topic given to Bishop Charles was: “Icons of Christ: developing personally and professionally as leaders of local faith communities for the new evangelisation. Bishop Charles noted that leadership is currently a hot Read more

An introvert’s worst nightmare Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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For people high in introversion, life is good when they can sit back and let others take front and center. There are times, however, when they’re called upon to be the ones in the spotlight. Perhaps they ran for an office in a volunteer group and, much to their surprise, actually won the election. Now Read more

A challenge at election time: Pope says pray for all leaders Comments 0

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Pope Francis recently asked his congregation for a favour. Make an examination of conscience and ask yourself if you pray for your leaders. Not just the ones you like, but all leaders. “And if you find in your examination of conscience that you have not prayed for your leaders, bring it to confession. Because not Read more

New Chair at Victoria to research in ethical leadership Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed Professor Karin Lasthuizen from the Netherlands to a newly established Professorial Chair. She is as the inaugural Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership, which is within Victoria Business School’s School of Management. She joins five other Professorial Chairs at the Business School who lead research on important contemporary issues Read more

St Peters College Head Boy is Youth MP for Mangere Comments 0

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Su’a William Sio, MP for Māngere, has chosen Christopher Oleva-Tanuvasa, Head Boy of St Peter’s College to represent Māngere in next year’s Youth Parliament. He has been selected by a panel of judges as Youth MP for Māngere for Youth Parliament 2016 from a strong pool of 7 students who competed for the role.  Youth Read more

Pope doesn’t want to promote women as ‘functionalism’ Comments 0

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Pope Francis has said he is not considering appointing women to leadership positions in the Vatican bureaucracy just for the sake of it. During a visit to Turin, the Pope said in a speech he didn’t want to promote a “functionalism” of women’s roles in the Church. “The woman in the Church has the same Read more

Prelate warns Church leaders to mind language on marriage Comments 0

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Dublin’s archbishop has warned Church leaders not to use insensitive and over-judgemental language in debates on marriage and family. Speaking in a Lenten talk in Country Kerry, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s warning also extended to those he called the Church’s “self-appointed spokespeople”. “Where the Church argues from general principles, there is inevitably the feeling on the Read more