Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

Ardern an example of a successful leader Pope says Comments 0

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
female leaders

In his new book Let Us Dream, Pope Francis recognises the success of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. “The countries with women as presidents or prime ministers have on the whole reacted better and more quickly than others, making decisions swiftly and communicating them with empathy,” he says. By way of Read more

Vatican officials train for leadership Comments 0

Monday, November 9th, 2020

“Act like Wonder Woman.” At the bottom of a wooden amphitheatre, the man with salt and pepper hair puts his hands on his hips. With a Roman collar around his neck, he continues to give instructions from behind his black face mask: “Plant your feet firmly on the ground, rotate your body, and shake your Read more

Prevent the next Christian scandal; shrink the leadership integrity gap Comments 0

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

When Jerry Falwell Jr. inherited the presidency of the university his father founded, he was a reluctant leader, according to a recent Washington Post profile. Yet in his 13 years in the president’s chair at Liberty, Falwell has slowly expanded his influence from Liberty University’s campus to the national political scene and shown that leadership Read more

Praying against a bad leader Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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