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Graduation is a meaningful beginning of adulthood

Graduation is a meaningful beginning of adulthood

| Tom Bengtson | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thirty-four years ago, on June 3, I delivered the commencement address for the class of 1979 at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Richfield. I challenged my classmates and myself to go out and change the world for the better.

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Changing jobs? The pope sets a worthy example

Changing jobs? The pope sets a worthy example

| Tom Bengtson | April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Benedict’s exit and Pope Francis’ arrival hold lessons for our own workplaces

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Start an apostolate? Insight from a guy who did

Start an apostolate? Insight from a guy who did

| Tom Bengtson | December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered whether you should quit your job and start an apostolate serving God full time?

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Look for leadership when casting your vote

Look for leadership when casting your vote

| Tom Bengtson | October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholics have an important opportunity to exercise the citizenship component of their faith next month. In addition to voting on two state constitutional amendments, we will be selecting municipal, state and federal political leaders to guide us through the next few years. Let’s take a moment to consider what leadership is.

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Coach observes faith is key to overcoming adversity

Coach observes faith is key to overcoming adversity

| Tom Bengston | August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you have been working for a while, you have likely faced some kind of adversity — loss of a major account, reprimand from a boss or perhaps you’ve been laid off or fired.

People typically deal with adversity in one of three ways: by quitting, by blaming someone else or by turning the situation into an opportunity.

What do you do?

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Document offers reflection for business leaders

Document offers reflection for business leaders

| Tom Bengtson | June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

‘Vocation of the Business Leader’ is designed for people trying to integrate their faith in their work

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It’s not too late to set meaningful goals that move you toward sainthood

It’s not too late to set meaningful goals that move you toward sainthood

| Tom Bengtson | February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Did you set any meaningful goals for 2012? I don’t mean trite resolutions that are discarded by Epiphany; I mean goals that ultimately move you forward on your path to sainthood.

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Artist and audience alike aided by laws protecting ownership

Artist and audience alike aided by laws protecting ownership

| Tom Bengtson | December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

When ownership is ignored, authors and artists are denied just compensation

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Important life lessons learned on a sailboat

Important life lessons learned on a sailboat

| Tom Bengtson | August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Living in Minneapolis, the City of Lakes, Dad taught me the fundamentals of sailing, which have proven to be useful guides for my adult life, in the business world and at home.

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Faith is your best tool for fighting on-the-job stress

Faith is your best tool for fighting on-the-job stress

| Tom Bengtson | April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

A friend used to tell me: “Don’t worry about the things you can control because you can control them. And don’t worry about the things you can’t control because you can’t control them!”

Bobby McFerrin said something similar: “Don’t worry; be happy.”

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