October 4, 2015October 4, 2015
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Limp handshakes and other reasons we fail to impress

Recently I read of reasons why candidates perform poorly in job interviews. The list included a limp handshake, being over-bearing, condemnation of past employers and being poorly presented for the interview. No surprises here. I’m wondering though about what features contribute to spiritual formation experiences being successful or otherwise, that is, the opposite of the...

June 9, 2015August 10, 2016
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Religious Art ….Works!

Last week I was in the Townsville Diocese where as well as enjoying lovely warm weather, I participated in two particularly thought provoking conversations. The first was about Recontextualisation and the second was about art. It turns out that they were very connected. ‘Recontextualisation’ refers to any formal process whereby something is placed in a new...

Part 2: Vision and Mission in a Catholic School (or other organisation)
May 7, 2015August 10, 2016
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Part 2: Vision and Mission in a Catholic School (or other organisation)

One reason why the development of Vision and Mission statement is important is that all organisations and cultures need symbols, myths and rituals that express what is important to the group and inculcate people into the group. Vision and Mission statements are symbols, conveying both meaning and emotion. Ideally the statements will “direct the reader...

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