2022-08-16 GENERAL HOUSE

Marist Voices: Essays on Servant and Prophetic Leadership

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The book Marist Voices: Essays on Servant and Prophetic Leadership, launched during the General Conference, the 10 March 2022, talks specifically about the Marist leadership and seeks to reflect on the request of the last General Chapter that underlined that “For a new beginning, we believe in governance that favours prophetic servant leadership and closely accompanies Marist life and mission.”

The work is the result of an initiative by the General Government, which found it convenient to have in writing, the theme of leadership, reflections, experiences, and concrete ideas related to Marist leadership and that these can serve as an invitation, motivation, consultation and reference for the Marist world.

The brothers Luis Carlos Gutiérrez, Vicar General, Ben Consigli and Ken McDonald, General Councilors, were in charge of the project.

The work of preparation of the edition was coordinated by Br. Gregorio Linacero, Project Manager of the Strategic Plan of the General Administration, with the collaboration of the Department of Communication fo the General House and of Central America.

The book has 22 chapters, divided into 5 parts: vision, characteristics of prophetic and servant leadership, skills, trails and foundations, and perspectives training. The foreword by Brother Ernesto Sánchez, Superior General, introduces the work, while the preface, written by brothers Luis Carlos, Ben and Ken, sets out the objectives.

The General Administration has ordered the printing of some volumes, delivered to the Administrative Units. The digital version of the work can be downloaded at this link:

Next, the general index of the book, with the titles of the chapters and their respective authors.

Marist Voices: Essays on Servant and Prophetic Leadership

Foreword
Br. Ernesto Sánchez Barba, Superior General

Preface
Br. Luis Carlos Gutiérrez, Vicar General Br. Benjamin Consigli, Councilor General Br. Ken McDonald, Councilor General

PART 1: VISION

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Servant and Prophetic Leadership: Call and Purpose
Br. Benjamin L. Consigli, General Councilor Br. Luis Carlos Gutiérrez, Vicar General

Chapter 2 – The Importance of Presence in Marist Leadership
Br. Ernesto Sánchez Barba, Superior General

PART 2: CHARACTERISTICS OF PROPHETIC AND SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Chapter 3 – What Type of Leader Do You Want To Be?
Br. Seán Sammon, Superior General (2001-2009)

Chapter 4 – Leadership of Empathy, Service and Compassion “Son, they have no wine”
Br. Óscar Martín Vicario, General Councilor

Chapter 5 – Leadership and Healing
Br. Peter Carroll, Provincial of Australia

Chapter 6 – Awareness
Br. Ken McDonald, General Councilor

Chapter 7 – Persuading with Action and Service
Br. Vincent de Paul Kouassi, Province of West Africa – Rector of MIUC

Chapter 8 – A Listening Leadership
Br. Norbert Mwila, Provincial of Southern Africa

Chapter 9 – Sentinels of the Dawn Foresee: The Prophetic Imagination
Br. Emili Turú, Superior General (2009 – 2017)

Chapter 10 – Administration: a Leadership of Service
Br. Libardo Garzón Duque, Econome General (2015-2021)

Chapter 11 – Leadership Committed to Prioritising People: Growing Together, Accompanying and Empowering Each Other
Br. Gabriel Villa-Real, Vice Provincial of L’Hermitage Br. Pere Ferré, Provincial of L’Hermitage

Chapter 12 – “How Many Loaves do You Have?”
Br. Hipólito Pérez, Provincial of Central America

PART 3: SKILLS

Chapter 13 – Communication Skills in Servant and Prophetic Leadership
Br. Cyprian Gandeebo, Provincial of West Africa

Chapter 14 – Decision-Making Competency
Br. Robert Teoh, Provincial of East Asia (2013-2019)

Chapter 15 – Collaboration and Team Building
Br. Patrick McNamara, Provincial of USA – (2015-2021)

Chapter 16 – Biblical Pointers on Fraternity for Leadership Oriented Towards Service
 Br. Josep Maria Soteras, General Councilor

PART 4: TRAILS AND FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 17 – Leading with Mary in One’s Heart
Br. Juan Carlos Fuertes, Provincial of Mediterránea (2016-2021)

Chapter 18 – Marcellin Champagnat, a Model of Servant Leadership
Br. Benjamin Consigli, General Councilor

Chapter 19 – Marist Style of Prophetic and Servant Leadership: Some Exemplars in Our Tradition
Br. Michael Green, Province of Australia

Chapter 20 – Spiritual and Ethical Wisdom in Leadership
Br. Luis Carlos Gutiérrez, Vicar General

PART 5: PERSPECTIVES TRAINING

Chapter 21 – Training and Lifelong Learning for an Emerging World
Br. Chano Guzmán Moriana, Mission Delegate for the Province of Mediterránea (2016-2022)

Chapter 22 – Marist Higher Education as a Service
Br. Evilazio Francisco Borges Teixeira, Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul | Br. Manuir José Mentges, Vice-Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

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