Welcome to the Catholic Teacher Daily podcast with Jonathan Doyle! In this episode, Jonathan brings you insights straight from his speaking tour in Tasmania. Join him in his hotel room in Hobart as he delves into the concept of virtues-based leadership, a vital topic for Catholic educators and leaders alike.

Jonathan emphasizes the often-overlooked importance of virtues in leadership, contrasting the ubiquity of discussions around leadership with the relative obscurity of virtues. He highlights virtues as the cornerstone of effective leadership within Catholic schools and organizations, underscoring their role in shaping not just actions, but the very essence of individuals and communities.

Drawing from the wisdom of theologians like Thomas Aquinas and John Henry Newman, Jonathan explores the cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. Through engaging anecdotes and practical examples, he illustrates how cultivating these virtues fosters a culture of holiness and excellence, ultimately leading to greater freedom and fulfillment.

However, Jonathan acknowledges the challenges inherent in pursuing virtue, particularly in a world marked by sin and temptation. Yet, he offers hope and encouragement, reminding listeners of the transformative power of faith, sacraments, prayer, and scripture in the journey towards virtuous living.

Tune in to this enlightening episode for valuable insights on integrating virtues into leadership and education, and discover how embracing virtues can lead to a more vibrant and impactful Catholic community. Don’t miss out on Jonathan’s website for more resources and booking inquiries. Until next time, may God bless you abundantly on your journey towards virtuous living!

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