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  Beginning this week you can use the Web to explore the implications of LifeBreath Leadership in your: home workplace church school MLI has developed a new partnership with Catholic Online, perhaps the most extensive independent Web site for Catholics in the world, to ...

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Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.  (Romans 12:11 NRSV) Pope Benedict XVI dropped a bombshell this past Monday when he announced he would resign as pope at the end of February. Yes, there is precedent for it. But it hasn't happened in almost 600 years. By all accou...

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If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet. (John 13:14 NRSV) Recently John Bossong, a father and manager of a truck sales company, wrote on a blog about the lesson he learned from his daughter's first paycheck: "My oldest...

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  The Midwest Leadership Institute has developed a new metaphor to describe how effective leadership increases the performance and value of organizations: it’s a matter of breathing life into an organization. This metaphor is reflected in a new section of MLI’s web site called&nb...

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Handling anxiety: some tips

Posted on July 13, 2015 in: Articles

Anxiety weighs down the human heart,  but a good word cheers it up. - Proverbs 12:25 NRSV There's no doubt that a good word is powerful medicine. And clearly, it's most powerful when its dispensed regularly as preventive medicine rather than after anxiety sets in.  The One ...

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  Based on contemporary research, here’s what impact each of the four consultants’ approaches would have on productivity: The first consultant recommended that the organization redesign its jobs to be more complex, challenging and interesting. Research suggests that would p...

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In the Lead Like Jesus movement, we talk about how fear is the natural fruit of EGO -- as in, Edging God Out. Pride is the other natural fruit of Edging God Out. Although at first glance these two things seem diametrically opposed, both are rooted in the perspective that the self is "Good Ol...

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  When it comes to motivating people on a large scale, what does the research tell us about what works best? In their book Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage, John A. Wagner III and John R. Hollenbeck, both from Michigan State University, answer that question with an ...

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  Yikes, January is more than half over -- already! Don't panic. There's still time to develop your list of New Year's resolutions. (And if you did that at the very start of 2013, there's still time to try keeping them all over again.) In either event, effective leaders kn...

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  Last August I was blessed to lead a retreat marking the start of the school year for faculty and staff at St. Theodore Guerin High School in Noblesville, IN. At the start of the program, we were all greeted by Father Joshua Janko, the school's Director for Catholic Mission, who asked e...

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