Author Archives: Patricia M. Bombard

Emerging Thoughts: Women’s Leadership and Conscious Business

Yesterday afternoon, I attended a three-hour networking forum hosted by the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism and Tiara International LLC, a global company focused on providing women’s leadership development. I was very grateful for the opportunity to step away from my desk and hear from women and men whose values and leadership practices seem to echo my own. Time within the session was too short for me to bring forward what were my intuitive, emerging thoughts in critique of the conversation. Continue reading

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IDCA: Values-based Leadership in Action

Yesterday, for the third year in a row, I attended a conference sponsored by the India Development Coalition of America. Last year, I went to the conference even though I was taking a break from traveling to India because I find the conference organizers and presenters so inspiring. They all are leaders dedicated to poverty eradication and climate mitigation in India. Continue reading

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Spirituality: My Introduction

In my studies at Mundelein College in the late 1980’s and early ‘90’s, I explored a number of social issues, including sexism, racism, ecology, and ethics. As I pondered the complexity of these issues, one day I began to search for a synthesis in what I was learning. I asked myself, “What do all these social problems have in common? What is at their root?” Continue reading

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Leading the Way To Understanding Spiritual Maturity

Margaret Placenta Johnston is an optometrist who spent her career dedicated to helping her patients to see more clearly. Several years ago, however, she embarked upon a quite different, though similarly motivated task: to help us all see more clearly what it means to evolve toward spiritual maturity on the inside – something she admits is not easily visible to the naked eye and therefore is not as clearly understood by most of us. Continue reading

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Moving Toward Action Leads to HuffPost Blog Status

If you are following this blog, you will have noticed that I have not posted anything for some time. Since December 2013, I have been engaged as a member of a cohort from my University in The OpEd Project. It is an outstanding program in the U.S. focused on bringing alternative voices to the media, particularly women’s voices. Continue reading

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2013 in review

It was one year ago following my 60th birthday that I made this blog public. The folks at prepared a 2013 annual report for the blog. Thank you for being a part of my unfolding journey! Click the “Read more” link to find yourself in the full report. Continue reading

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Spiritual Leadership: My Introduction

It was due to life and work circumstances that I encountered as a young adult that I became engaged in reflecting on the problem of leadership development, particularly the lack of it. I have since traveled to many countries in which the story is the same: the common people would be so much better off if it were not for the greed and corruption of their corporate, national and even church leaders. Continue reading

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