Spiritually Courageous or AWOL?

Would you consider yourself spiritually courageous? In my opinion this means that you gather strength from the core of who you are, to act on your values, even when seemingly impossible. Have you ever been spiritually AWOL (absent-with-out-leave)? This means that...
Six Tips to Get the Message From Change

Six Tips to Get the Message From Change

Do you look forward to and enjoy all changes in your life? I doubt it.  Too much change, too soon can be overwhelming. Too little, too late is discouraging. Yet in every change there is a message. Change can bring joy and it can usher in distress. And sometimes...
Leaders Without Titles

Leaders Without Titles

Who doesn’t like a title? As a priest I’ve met abbots, monsignors, bishops, cardinals, and popes. All men, different titles. Institutions such as the church, academia, government, and corporations thrive on the use of titles. They define roles. They also imply a load...

Seven Essential Questions to Respond to Change

We can think of change in life and work in two ways. Change can suddenly confront us, and we are forced react. Or we can adopt the perspective that change is absolute and inevitable and have an interior response: change is an opportunity rather than a burden. Being in...

Change and Leadership

Change: the only thing on which we can rely.  It follows us wherever we go.  Respected leaders are never surprised at changes, no matter how they may upset the status quo. Leaders understand that change brings opportunity and that nobody fights most changes...