You Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

I’ve grown to appreciate those timeless sayings that used to annoy me as a kid. You know what I’m talking about. Like “A penny saved is a penny earned” from good ol’ Ben Franklin or “Fortune favors the bold” or “Actions speak louder than words.”

I’ve come to understand the business application of many adages and especially “You can’t see the forest ...

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The Irony of the Modern Day Nativity Scene in Bethlehem

Just two months ago I was at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The irony was that my experience there was just like that of a typical shopping mall the day before Christmas with huge lines, people cutting in and pushing their way forward to get there “first”. It was not a peaceful place and nothing like the scene I imagined the day that Christ was born. All the holy sites in Israel are like that to some degree ...

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A truly miserable life is one that serves no purpose, one that is cut off and tossed about with every wind

“Now, this is precisely the essence of a vocation: it makes a person realize the necessity of their existence, that is, discover that he is necessary to others, and answers a vital need. A truly miserable life is one that serves no purpose, which feels itself cut off, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind, as St. Paul said. It is superficial with the horrible superficiality of one who is not carried along to his proper place ...

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Have Yourself an Intentional Little Christmas

We’re barreling head long into what should be a very holy and peace filled season. Instead however, most Christians go into hyper-drive, like everyone else, starting with Thanksgiving preparations, then we jump to black Friday deals (on Thanksgiving evening) and then blast right to and through Christmas ending up exhausted without ever thinking about or acknowledging the season of Advent. The Advent Season encompasses the four Sundays before Christmas and it starts this Sunday November 27th. It’s just around the ...

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Just when you think we’re making progress.

 

No, it’s noreal-newst what you think!

A friend shared a conversation she had with a colleague of hers earlier this week. The business she works at had a low performing employee who recently quit. My friend mentioned in passing to her colleague that this was a perfect opportunity to finally source and hire a person who was high performance and who could achieve excellence in ...

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Don’t Underestimate Religion’s Economic Gifts

Catholics need to know some basic facts about the impact our faith has on the US economy and more importantly the impact we make advancing the common good in our society. You won’t read or hear this in the mass media. The following is an excerpt from an editorial in the National Catholic Register 10.02.16 edition.

Viewed in terms of the Gross Domestic Product, religion in the U.S. would be ranked as the 15th-largest national economy in the world. The Church, ...

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There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

Today’s first reading is thought to be written by Solomon around 2,300 years ago. He wouldn’t be surprised that, other than high tech tools and toys, humanity hasn’t changed one bit. It’s true that there really isn’t anything new under the sun.

Eccl 1:2-11

Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth,
vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!
What profit has man from all the labor
which he toils at under the sun?
One generation passes and another comes,
but the world forever stays.
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Work Courageously- A way to approach our days of labor

Courageously begin your work, always trying to discern your true task and the most amount of good that you can do, telling yourself that, whatever your vocation may be, there are always people suffering in mind or body to be cared for, tempers to be calmed, and hearts to be healed… During this active phase of your life, let your motto always be Orare et laborare. (Prayer and work)

Be faithful to your morning and evening prayer, and to that honest ...

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Virtuous Leaders, needed…

43261594_400wVirtuous Leaders desire to do great things and strive toward great ends while also possessing the heart of a servant….a servant to their professional colleagues, family and social circles, fellow citizens and to the entire human family. Their noble ambitions are linked to serving others, not themselves.

Virtuous leader strive to create an environment that allows others to achieve their own greatness. They push others up, not pull them down. They possess the ...

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Attollo Has a Chaplain !

Cromly podium

I’ll chalk this up to divine providence.  Father Nathan Cromly is the founder and president of the very new Saint John Institute in Denver, Colorado – a fully-accredited MBA program designed to form business leaders in context of their Catholic faith preparing them for the challenges of the New Evangelization.

Father Nathan immediately saw a connection between the MBA program he envisioned (which started this month by the way) and ...

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