Leadership and management

has become an area of intense concerted study over the last decades in the social sciences.

Competencies, models and strategies developed both in the business and the academic worlds to

  • promote healthy and responsible leadership
  • care for the life balance of those in positions of responsibility
  • foster communication and motivation
  • interpret external and internal environments
  • clarify the culture of the community, its self-image
  • create more flexible structures
  • help communities to define their vision and fulfil effectively their mission
  • encourage personal fulfilment in harmony with the mission of the community
  • shape sustainable relationships with internal and external groups who have specific expectations on the community
  • understand more deeply the value-system that defines identity and that drives action.

Saint Benedict himself was a model for healthy, committed and encouraging leadership and well-structured management