Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Change of Guard
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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands: Change of Guard

Yesterday, August 15th, Dutch Regional Martien van Leeuwen handed over the leadership baton to a new leadership team led by newly elected regional superior, Ben Engelbertink. Martien and his team served for an exceptionally long period – nine years in all – and guided the Dutch region through some critical transitions, principal among those the…

General Chapter Diary – Governance and Leadership
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General Chapter Diary – Governance and Leadership

Today the capitulants concluded a whole week of discussion and reflection on the major subjects of the General Chapter with a consideration of the theme of Governance and Leadership. Servant leadership, subsidiarity, the composition of the General Council and relevant portfolios as well as the place of residence and other issues were debated till late…

Maidenhead: Leadership Consultation Meeting
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Maidenhead: Leadership Consultation Meeting

The annual Leadership Consultation Meeting of the Mill Hill Missionaries involving the General Council and the regional leaders of Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, the German Speaking Reason, North America took place at Maidenhead from 16 – 18 February. A Picture to commemorate the event.

Lessons in Leadership -Learning from St Francis’ Failures
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Lessons in Leadership -Learning from St Francis’ Failures

Like all of us, St. Francis scored some wins and some losses when it came to leadership. And like all of us, Francis didn’t always know in advance which approach to leadership would prove effective. Francis’ failures can prove just as instructive as his successes. As I reflect on Francis’ life, three lessons in leadership…