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MAKING THE MOST OF THE EASTER SEASON

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It’s easy to forget that Easter Sunday is the start of 50 days of celebration. During Easter we are called to live out our baptism, which means we have to celebrate as Christians. Easter is intended to help us celebrate what it means to be a person of faith. Here are ways to make the season of the Risen Christ more meaningful .

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HOW TO UNLOCK THE VALUE OF THE BEST PEOPLE

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Everyone knows that happy employees are more productive. Not everyone knows how much. In some professions the difference can be 10 fold. Happy employees can be found working for managers who are thoughtful and knowledgeable, fearless and kind, grateful and confident, honest and passionate. Best people work for caring leaders.

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LIVING THE JOY OF INTEGRITY, CREATING CIRCLES OF INTEGRITY

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The BEAUTY OF INTEGRITY of persons, of community, and of all creation manifests the glory and wisdom of God! It is an integrity that requires honesty and consistency. As we move from “circles of discernment” to “circles of integrity,” we also realize that integrity has both personal and communal components. We need to create "circles of integrity" wherever we are.

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THE BUSIER YOU ARE, THE MORE YOU NEED QUIET TIME

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Recent studies are showing that taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy, and conditions our minds to be more adaptive and responsive to the complex environments in which so many of us now live, work, and lead. Cultivating silence increases the chances of encountering novel ideas and information and discerning weak signals.

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LENTEN MEDITATION ON POLITICS

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Lent is a time of personal transformation, so it is a time of inwardness. It nonetheless has an outward-turning aspect. Life around us, political life also needs transformation. Love of neighbor starts with direct personal engagement, but it also aspires to a social order more worthy of humanity. And putting God first gives us a perspective on worldly concerns, including politics. James Kalb comments on our motives and how the pervading socio-political affects said transformation.

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HOW TO MANAGE TOP TALENT IN YOUR BUSINESS

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The general view in business is that top-end talent is highly sensitive to and motivated by compensation and that big monetary rewards are key to their management. There is a grain of truth to this — but only a grain. In my 36-year career, I haven’t met a single person truly at the top end of the talent distribution who is highly motivated by compensation. Not one. To produce outstanding organizational performance, you must treat your best people as individuals, find ways to give them opportunities even when bureaucracy gets in your way, and shower them with praise when they succeed. Roger Martin cites examples from his own executive experience .

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LENT AND SACRIFICE: WHAT TO DO AND NOT TO DO

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When I was a kid, I was told what to do and what not to do during the season of Lent like: not to play, not to have suroy suroy in the neighborhood, not to laugh out loud during the Holy Week because I might be “gaba-an”. As a BCBP member, coming to know Christ more , I realize that I have to do sacrifices during Lent to be a functioning catholic, to be one with Christ in His sufferings and specially to try to reciprocate.

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FRANCIS: LENT BRINGS US MANY GIFTS

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Pope Francis expounds on the Lenten gifts as he explains the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus: the gift of others, the gift of the Word, and the gift of identifying sin as the cause of our blindness. This parable, he says, provides a key to understanding what we need to do in order to attain true happiness and eternal life.

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WHAT ARE THE ORIGINS OF LENT?

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Since the earliest times of the Church, there is evidence of some kind of Lenten preparation for Easter. Although the Lenten practices have evolved over the centuries, the focus remains the same: to repent of sin, to renew our faith and to prepare to celebrate joyfully the mysteries of our salvation during Holy Week.

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