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Three Lessons from the Vatican’s Miracle Hunting Team

Three Lessons from the Vatican’s Miracle Hunting Team

Becoming a Saint in the Catholic church isn’t as easy you might think. There are strict criteria that need to be met before someone is officially given this title. It’s one of the most important honors a person can receive but not one that is given lightly as we saw with Pope John Paul II. …

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On Building for the Long Term

On Building for the Long Term

Elif Shafak, the Turkish writer, talks about the three types of temples built by humankind: “those that aspire to reach out to the skies, those that wished to bring the skies closer down to the ground and those that did both.” St. Peters Basilica is one of the rare buildings that did both. Pope Julius …

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Why You Should Wear the Same Outfit Every Day

Why You Should Wear the Same Outfit Every Day

Steve Jobs started wearing his trademark outfit because he fell in love with uniforms when visiting Japan in the early 1980s. He felt that uniforms provided a sense of unity and community, but the rest of the Apple staff didn’t accept the idea. Instead of scrapping it, he adopted it for himself.  Steve Jobs’s trademark …

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Using Your Data for Leading Through Uncertainty

Using Your Data for Leading Through Uncertainty

We always heard about how fast our world was changing. Leaders needed to be able to make decisions quickly and within rapidly changing situations. Leading through uncertainty was just part of the job description. I think only a few people understood what this meant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Violent changes were happening daily all over …

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