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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. When a new leader takes the helm, there’s always an adjustment period for leader and staff alike. But the leader who is thoughtful and considerate during this period can do much to not only ease the pain of transition, but also set a high trajectory for team performance going forward, says Naphtali Hoff, PsyD, a former educator and school administrator who now serves as an executive coach and organizational consultant. Hoff says it’s important for a leader to realize that his or her personality is bound to be at least somewhat different from his or her predecessor -- and the ...

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“Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.” Lk 16:25 (RSVCE) By Chris D’Souza Have you caught yourself saying: ‘Well, I need to earn a bit more to be able to help this cause or this person?  Honestly, I have. When it comes to helping others, we can find so many reasons to procrastinate. Sometimes we even believe our reasons. But Pope Francis has a beautiful response to our excuses.  He says: “The promise was that when the glass was...

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