You need some new athletic shoes, what kind are you dying to get? You’re traveling for work, in a hurry, and need to eat? What’s the national fast food chain you’ll be relieved to see in the airport? I love fizzy drinks, but the only soda I ever really want is Coke. I’m in the… Continue reading Top Ten Best Practices for Communicating Organizational Identity and Brand
Applying Goffman to the VW Diesel Crisis of 2015 In preparing the below presentation, Applying Goffman to the VW Diesel Crisis of 2015, I learned that Volkswagen was reluctant to admit their failing at first. Once they did, things got better. What I realized was that if the company would have benefitted from having a… Continue reading Wish me luck!
I see today's "monk without a monastery," or "monk in the world," as a champion of dialogue and discernment, who builds community and healing. As I continue my education, it will be my responsibility to take steps to increase my communication ethics literacy for the benefit of my workplace, my family and the world. Communication… Continue reading The dialectical way of life
The night I checked into the hospital to have my first child, I was cared for by a doctor I had never met. She was new to the OB/Gyn practice where I was a patient and I had never had an office visit with her. My optimism at the thought of having my child had… Continue reading Responsiveness in the hospital community
In the following Powerpoint presentation, you can learn more about the use of the Enneagram as a tool for enhancing spirituality in the workplace. The presentation describes the work of two scholars who, through research into management trends in the late 1990s and early 2000s, discovered the benefits of bring spiritual growth to workplace, calling… Continue reading Spiritual Transformation at Work?
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”― Martin Luther King, Jr. “I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.”― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson Some churches today shy away from the practice of Halloween celebrations. And although All… Continue reading All Hallow’s Eve – Would Jesus Trick or Treat?
In EfM I learned the art of theological reflection, similar to dream work. In “TR,” one works with images and metaphor to see God acting in the world and in one’s life. Both of these practices dissolve the walls of separation. In discussions with spiritual seekers from around the country, I have encountered resistance to… Continue reading Are You Shining Like the Sun? Part Two
There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun. ~from Thomas Merton’s vision at the corner of 4th and Walnut in Louisville, KY When Fr. Louis Merton had his vision in Louisville on March 18, 1958, he realized that the Kingdom of Heaven is here and now.… Continue reading Are You Shining Like the Sun? Part One
You mean they are not just maddening, sharp pieces of plastic that cause fights and hurt your feet in the night? For years my boys have been into Legos (as I'm sure your children and grandchildren have, too): First it was Ninjago, then Star Wars, then Ninjago again, the Chima (briefly because we felt too much violent behavior coming from… Continue reading Legos: More Than Tiny Pieces of a Broken Life?