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Author Archive: Jared Tomanek

J.Q. lives in the country of Texas with his wife Denise, a Southern Belle from Trinidad and Tobago, and his three children. He holds two graduate degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, an MBA and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Having taught for five years in Catholic education, he now works in the construction industry in Victoria, TX. He is a parishioner of Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus Parish in the Diocese of Victoria.

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Esto Vir

September 12, AD2013 7 Comments
<i>Esto Vir</i>

\”Be a man.\” Men are hardly given any credit these days. Hell, we cannot even get bad credit. Look at the Robin Thicke guy who pranced around with Miley Cyrus. She was slammed for her behavior, and rightly so, but Thicke hardly heard much at all. I think women and girls deserve better feminine examples […]

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That’s Not Fair

May 24, AD2013 4 Comments
That’s Not Fair

Clare, a fictional person, is a wife and works outside the home. She and her husband have two boys. They go to a Catholic school called Western Academy in Houston, TX. She is employed by a top three Houston recruiting firm. The scenario, not unrealistic at all, is left without resolution so that the reader […]

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Gaining Your Temper(ance)

April 25, AD2013 3 Comments
Gaining Your Temper(ance)

Jim runs a small business.  He helps other businesses setup computer networks and troubleshoots other business needs. Lately, business has been growing faster than normal. As the pace quickens, he has become more stressed and spending more time in the office. What he never anticipated was the retention of his employees beginning to fade. His […]

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Appetites vs. Hierarchy of Needs

March 28, AD2013 6 Comments
Appetites vs. Hierarchy of Needs

In 1943, a psychologist, Abraham Maslow, offered a paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation.” I think just about every introduction class for college psychology and education at least mentions this “hierarchy of needs.” Where do we find this in our Catholic literature? The Catholic Church is pretty much the expert of the human person, so […]

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Prudential Leadership

February 28, AD2013 1 Comment
Prudential Leadership

Sally is a blue chip recruit from one of the best business schools in the U.S.  She has been married for two years and recently had her first child.  She has been working at the XYZ Corporation for three years.      Sally walked into her boss’ office last week with a career proposition.  Here […]

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Navy Seal of Emotional Intel

January 31, AD2013 7 Comments
Navy Seal of Emotional Intel

So you walk into your office and there is a yellow post-it slip that informs you to see the boss as soon as possible.  You make your way around your colleagues as their stares increase a sense of anxiety.  Your heart begins to pulse faster and you even begin to perspire.  You knock in the […]

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