Executive Speaker Series – St Ignatius of Loyola

Our next guest in the Attollo Executive Speaker Series line up is St Ignatius of Loyola. He is the founder of the Society of Jesus (aka the Jesuits) and was born in 1491 in Spain. No stranger to danger on the battlefield or off – welcome St. Ignatius of Loyola!

“So, business leaders of today, listen up. You need to take the time and to think ...

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Professionalism, Service and Holiness of Life & The Human Economy

The Meditation of the Day in the Magnificat on Thursday July 13th started out with “Professionalism, Service and Holiness of Life: if we deviate from this trio, we shall fall from the greatness to which we are called.” This was a phrase taken by an address by Pope Francis to the Curia which is the extensive administrative staff that conducts the business of the ...

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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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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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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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The Noble Vocation of the Business Leader

A DIVIDED LIFE OR A LIFE OF INTEGRITY?

You’ve probably heard of the phrase, “It’s nothing personal, it’s just business”. It’s credited to an accountant who worked for American organized crime in the early 1900’s. It’s probably something he said often to rationalize his accounting work in the world of crime.  In that simple statement, he was able to mentally separate his work from what he knew was right, good and virtuous. His heart and soul were specifically for faith and ...

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Theology Of Work

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I’m reading the book “Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace” by Scott Hahn. In the book, Hahn explains the Theology of Work – something that is core to Attollo. He states that the Theology of Work makes the audacious claim that the work we do can get us to heaven – and redeem many other souls too – not because it’s our work but because it’s God’s work. Whether the world counts us as successful is secondary; we ...

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